Leading Journal of the Irish & UK Fishing Industries

Scottish Skipper Expo

13 & 14 MAY 2022


With a new name and an exciting new venue, Scottish Skipper Expo will be held at the new state-of-the-art P & J Live exhibition arena in Aberdeen.

Now in its 10th year, Scottish Skipper Expo is Scotland’s flagship fisheries show that attracts large numbers of exhibitors and visitors from all over the world.

The show was founded by Mara Media, a publishing and event management company based in Co. Donegal, Ireland.

Mara Media publishes the widely respected ‘The Skipper’ magazine, a monthly publication for the Irish and UK fishing industries. It also owns the Irish Skipper Expo, a sister show to the Scottish Skipper Expo, and which in 2022 will be held in Limerick

The Scottish Skipper Expo has been so successful that the number of exhibitors has more than doubled since its inception, with there being a truly international flavour. For example, at Scottish Skipper Expo 2019, there were around 230 exhibitors from 22 different countries.

The success of the show can be attributed to the fact that the expo is a great place to do business, as well as being the ideal venue for the fishing industry to network and socialise.

Such success is confirmed by the universally positive testimonials from exhibitors and visitors alike.

The team at Mara Media has the philosophy of continually consulting with exhibitors and visitors to ensure the show fully meets their requirements.

Show Sponsors

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Book Your Stand For The 2021 Show
Contact Sharon for more information

Sharon Boyle – Commercial Fishing Sales Manager

Email: sharon@maramedia.ie
Tel: 00353 (0)74 95 48037
Mob: 00353 (0)86 8401250

We offer two types of stand options:

(1) Shell Scheme

Shell Scheme stands come with shell wall panels, carpet & name panel with your company name printed on it.
Electric Package includes a 1 x 500 watt socket plus 2 spots lights for £100.
You will need to order furniture separately, details of which will be i the Exhibitors Manual.

  • £180 per sq metre under 35sqm
  • £140 per sq metre over 35sqm

Cost as follows for our most popular stand sizes:

  • 3m x 1m = 3sqm x £180 = £540
  • 3m x 2m = 6sqm x £180 = £1080
  • 3m x 3m = 9sqm x £180 = £1620
  • 3m x 4m = 12sqm x £180 = £2160
    We will endeavor to work with your stand size requirements should they be outside the above.

(2) Space Only

Space stands will include floor space only, giving you control to design and build a unique stand to your specification.
Does not include electrics. You will need to order furniture separately.

  • £165 per sq metre under 35sqm
  • £135 per sq metre over 35sqm


New Venue / How to Get There

P&J Live is Scotland’s brand new, state-of-the-art events venue, and the new home of Scottish Skipper Expo 2021.

The venue is located close to Aberdeen International Airport, six miles northwest of the city centre, and just a few short minutes from the city’s new western peripheral route. You can reach the venue using a range of transport options.

Postcode – AB21 9FX

Directions – click here.


We have special show rates at the following hotels, click on the hotel image to visit their website

Aberdeen Douglas Hotel, City Centre
20 minute drive from Show Centre

43-45 Market Street, Aberdeen AB11 5EL
The hotel is located in the heart of the city centre, an independently owned business our experienced staff will do everything to make your stay in the Granite City a truly enjoyable experience. Located onsite is Molly’s Bistro, open daily serving fresh local produce and tasty daily specials. Malones Irish Pub, our very own lively corner of Ireland, showing Live sports and Live music.

Tel: 0044 (0)1224 582255
Email: reservations@aberdeendouglas.com
Quote: Skipper Expo at time of booking

Single Room: £54 per night Bed and Breakfast
Double Room: £65 per night Bed and Breakfast
Executive Double Room: £85 per night Bed and Breakfast
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday


Hilton Hotel
Next to Show Centre

East Burn Road, Stoneywood, Aberdeen AB21 9FX
Tel: 01224 984111

Reservations cannot be made online at this stage as the show is more than one year out.  Please email: reservations@hiltonaberdeenteca.com

Single Room: £108 per night
Double Rooms: £120 per night
Thursday, Friday, Saturday



Aloft Hotel
Next to Show Centre

Gough Burn Road, Stoneywood, Aberdeen AB21 9FX
Tel: 01224 984777

Reservations cannot be made online at this stage as the show is more than one year out.  Please email both, reservations@aloftaberdeenteca.comreception@aloftaberdeenteca.

Single Room: £88 per night
Double Room: £98 per night
Thursday, Friday, Saturday

www.alofthotels.com  or www.aloftaberdeenteca.com


Buchan Braes Hotel, Peterhead
5 minute drive to Peterhead and 30 minute drive from Aberdeen

Boddam, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire AB42 3AR
4 star AA rated, modern, stylish and relaxing, the Buchan Braes Hotel is also ideal as a meeting/conference venue. You may simply want to dine in our AA Rosette Grillroom serving seasonal local produce cooked and presented by our award winning chefs.

Tel: 0044 (0) 1779 871471
2022 rates coming soon


Palace Hotel, Peterhead
40 minute drive from Aberdeen

Prince Street, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire AB42 1PL
3-Star hotel Located in the town centre of Petehead providing an excellent base for either leisure or business visits to Peterhead.

Tel: 0044 (0)1779 474821
2022 rates coming soon


Contact Sharon for more information

Sharon Boyle – Commercial Fishing Sales Manager

Email: sharon@maramedia.ie
Tel: 00353 (0)74 95 48037
Mob: 00353 (0)86 8401250

Note to Exhibitors 7th August

Thank you very much for sharing with us your feedback on the recent survey we sent out on 23 July.

We have always been industry led, listening to both our exhibitors and visitors and this brings us to inform you that your 10 anniversary show will now take place on 14/15 May 2021 at the new P & J live in Aberdeen.

Whilst some feedback was positive, we recognise the concerns of the majority of industry.

We are disappointed, but we know this is the right decision.  Given the current situation surrounding Covid-19, it would not have been possible to bring to you the high quality show the commercial industry counts on each year.

Support for the show in the new P & J live arena far exceeded our expectations with the show almost sold out with over 190 companies booked the pandemic.  We will protect your current booking and carry this forward to next year’s event which will return stronger to celebrate its 10 anniversary on 14/15 May.

We will continue to keep in touch with you and be supportive in any way we can. 

Best wishes, Sharon


2022 List of Exhibitors

2021 list of exhibitors coming soon

2019 Statistics & Feedback

Click on the image to open up a copy of Your Statistics & Feedback from the 2019 show!

Show Advertising Opportunities
Your Only Official Show Publications

“The Skipper”, our monthly magazine and “Showguide” are the only two official publications for your shows.
All Visitors will have free access to these publications which will be distributed at your next show. Exhibitors will also receive both publications in their exhibition packs.

May Issue – freely distributed at show
Deadline Friday 23rd April
Freely distributed at show
Deadline Friday 26th March
Business Directory: from €100 Half Page: €250
1/8 page: €250 Full Page: €350
1/4 page: €500 SIZE:
1/2 page: €725 Half Page: 148mm W x 90mm H
Full page: €1,200 Full Page: 148mm W x 180mm H

Please contact Sharon for more information on advertising;
T: 00353 74 9548037   |   Email: sharon@maramedia.ie

Exhibitor Free PR Service
Catch PR:

Mara Media provide a free PR service to exhibitors at our 3 shows, Irish Skipper Expo, Scottish Skipper Expo & English Skipper Expo.

This PR will appear on the ‘Latest News’ Section of the show website and on our Social Media sites. It will also be considered for our monthly publication ‘The Skipper’ and our newsletters. 

Companies can contact Catch PR using the details below. Alternatively Catch PR may contact exhibitors in the lead up to the shows for a feature/testimonial etc. Please take full advantage of this service provided by Mara Media. 

Keith Broomfield; 
T: 0044 (0)1259 742575
E: keith@catchpr.co.uk
W: www.catchpr.co.uk
W: www.catchpromotions.com


All exhibiting companies also get a free 100 word company profile in the official showguide. This must be sent to brid@maramedia.ie before the deadline of 26th March 2021.
Click on the image below to download a pdf copy of the 2019 Showguide – for reference only.



Exhibitor Manual

Will be available closer to the show

Exhibitor Warning

We would like to remind all our Visitors and Exhibitors that we take your privacy very seriously. Unfortunately, our exhibitors are often approached from various scam companies offering listings, advertising and/or accommodation in the lead up to our shows.

Mara Media strongly advise you, to be extremely vigilant against bogus organisations who do not represent our company. If in doubt always contact us before signing forms or engaging in conversation. 

Mara Media does not permit third parties to undertake unsolicited mailing to our customers and we do not pass on your contact details. 








Another excellent show where was able to network with a large number of my customers under one roof. Also able to see all the latest technology available to my customers.
Alan Smith


I got great value from Skipper ’19 meeting lots of interesting people, sharing their perspectives on a range of fisheries matters to help me in my work, leading inshore fisheries for Scotland.
Diane Buchanan


The best Aberdeen Show we have exhibited at for many years, busy from the start on Friday with orders taken and good quality enquiries to follow up on. Well worth attending for exhibitors and visitors!
David Ash

Mantsbrite Ltd

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