Spotlight on the Scottish Maritime Museum

In Irvine the SAMPHIRE team visited the fantastic Scottish Maritime Museum to discuss the SAMPHIRE project and see if any of the staff or volunteers could give us leads on unrecorded maritime heritage in the area. This was the first time that the team had visited the Scottish Maritime Museum and we were blown away by the number of exhibits and resources that the museum has, including several ship and boat restoration projects. Of particular interest was an old chartroom from an unidentified steamship that had been used as a gardener’s cottage in Aberdeenshire until 1999! The staff of the museum were able to give us several contact details for locals with knowledge of wrecks and maritime history in the area. We will definitely be visiting again the near future!