Leading Journal of the Irish & UK Fishing Industries

Scottish Skipper Expo

13 & 14 MAY 2022

Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm


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.

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Book Your Stand For The 2022 Show

Click Here to View Booking Form 2022

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

New Venue / How to Get There

P&J Live, East Burn Road, Stoneywood, Aberdeen, AB21 9FX

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

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.

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.

Single Room: £75 per night Bed & Breakfast
Double/Twin Room: £85 per night Bed & Breakfast

Tel: 0044 (0) 1779 871471



Palace Hotel, Peterhead
40 minute drive from Aberdeen

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

Standard Single Room: £65.00 per night Bed & Breakfast
Executive Single Room: £75.00 per night Bed & Breakfast
Executive Double Room: £85.00 per night Bed & Breakfast

Tel: 0044 (0)1779 474821





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 

Thank you for your patience at this time, stand bookings made for the 2020 show are protected and will be carried forward to next year’s event.  For new bookings please contact Sharon for information on availabilities.


2022 List of Exhibitors

2022 list of exhibitors coming soon

Statistics & Feedback

Click on the image below for a copy of feedback from the last show in 2019.

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 upon arrival at registration will receive their own Showguide.  The Skipper will also be available at registration and throughout the show hall. All exhibitors will receive both publications in their exhibition packs.

May Issue – freely distributed at show
Deadline Thursday 14th April 2022
Freely distributed at show
Deadline Friday 18th March 2022
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

Your Official Showguide

All exhibiting companies get a free 100 word company profile in the official showguide.
More details to follow in your exhibitors manual which will be available in early March 2022.

Click on the image below to download a pdf copy of the 2019 Showguide – for reference only.



Exhibitor Free PR Service
Show PR:

Mara Media will provide a free PR service to Exhibitors at our 2022 shows – Irish Skipper Expo & Scottish Skipper Expo. This PR will appear on the ‘Latest News’ Section of the shows website and on our Social Media sites. It will also be considered for our monthly publication ‘The Skipper’ and our E-Newsletters.

Companies can contact Sharon Boyle using the details below to avail of this service. Please take full advantage of this service provided by Mara Media

Sharon Boyle; 
Email: sharon@maramedia.ie
00353 (0)74 95 48037
 00353 (0)86 8401250

Exhibitors' Manual

Friday 18th March – Deadline to return all completed exhibitor forms to admin@maramedia.ie

Click the image below to access the full Exhibitors’ Manual

To complete the forms online, click here

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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