Ring Net Heritage Trust

Ring Net Heritage Trust
Ring Net Heritage Trust2018-10-09T11:35:55+00:00

As featured on Grand Tours of Scotland’s Lochs with Paul Murton.

Supported by National  Historic Ships UK Garvel Road, Tarbert, Strathclyde, UK


  • Paul Murton on Shemaron Grand Tours

Grand Tours with Shemaron and BBC

October 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Grand Tours of Scotland's Lochs. Campbeltown Loch to Lochgilphead. We were delighted when Paul Murton of Grand Tours contacted us about our ring net fishing boat Shemaron. What better place to raise the profile [...]

  • Davif Martin painting Loch Fyne Skiffs

More About the Riotous Proceedings

August 5th, 2018|1 Comment

Following on in our series of articles and letters published in the Glasgow Herald in 1859 after the reported riot in Tarbert. Below is the second letter in support of the Tarbert fishermen. The ban on [...]

Prohibition of the Ring Net

July 29th, 2018|0 Comments

Prohibition of the Ring Net In 1851 the Fisheries Board prohibited the use of the Trawl (Ring) Net. The prohibition came on the heels of the final vestiges of the highland clearances. At that time [...]

Riot At Tarbert Loch Fyne

July 18th, 2018|0 Comments

During this lovely hot summer, it can be hard to imagine a riot at Tarbert Loch Fyne. But it is a fact. The beginnings of ring net fishing in Tarbert were violent. In September of [...]

Testing the Gear Box Pipe

May 13th, 2018|0 Comments

A short film of us taking Shemaron out on May Day bank holiday. Chris asked me to edit out the bits showing messy ropes and a really smokey exhaust. (It did stop smoking after a [...]