December 18 – Fishing and photography

Saturday 18 December 2021

This image of fisherwomen baiting lines at Fishergate, North Street, St Andrews was taken in 1846. The image is commonly attributed to D O Hill and Robert Adamson, two of the pioneers of early Scottish photography, although it is more likely to have been taken by Robert’s older brother Dr John Adamson, St Andrews.

As an island nation, fishing plays a big part in the nation’s history. The Dive In exhibition poses questions about sustainable fishing practices for the modern world.

The next few days will focus on some of the photographs from our modern photography collections which document the fishing industry in Scotland.

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