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The new-look Scottish Skipper Show takes place at the new P & J Live arena in Aberdeen in May. Image: Mara Media

The new-look Scottish Skipper Expo 2020 is shaping up to be the best event yet, with more than 160 companies booked to date.

Sponsored by the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) and held at the new P & J Live arena in Aberdeen 15-16th May 2020, the line-up of companies includes more than new exhibitors, including shipyards, steel fabricators, ships’ painting, deck machinery, netting, and software.

‘The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation is delighted once again to be sponsoring this key event and we look forward to seeing everyone at P&J Live in May,’ said SFF chief executive Elspeth Macdonald.

Boat displays will be a key feature of the event, including an 8 metre Cougar Cat creel boat from Audacious Marine, powered by twin Nanni engines.

As in previous years, there will a strong representation from overseas exhibitors, ensuring that visitors can browse amongst a vast array of fishing equipment and support service suppliers.

‘The response to this year’s new-look Scottish Skipper Expo has been tremendous, and we are thrilled at the strong number of first-time exhibitors,’ added Sharon Boyle of organiser Mara Media.

‘There is still stand space available, so I would urge any company considering exhibiting to get in touch with us so that we can discuss your requirements.’

First-time exhibitors to date are AJ Group, Audacious Marine, ELKON, Killybegs Harbour Development Group, Murueta Shipyard, Glen Campbell Paint, AR Peachment, KR Group (Scotland) Ltd, Green Oil, Naust Marine, Ibercisa Deck Machinery, Norwest Marine, Lyngaa Marine, Fish Facts, ¸ Richan Netting , Smart Sailors and MFG Co.