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Education Zone

Marine Scotland fleet in LegoThe Marine Scotland Education Zone has photos, posters and links to lots of information to help you find out more about marine and fisheries in Scotland:

  • If you've got a spare five minutes, why not read the Marine Scotland Blog and find out about the projects we're currently doing or check out the Flickr site for cool photographs and our Youtube channel.
  • Check out our new Marine Scotland booklet that tells you all the history of marine and fisheries in Scotland, including fisheries protection, science, the role of Government and information about the range of work currently being undertaken. There's also historical information about our fleet.
  • Looking for a job? Check out the Marine Scotland vacancies list
  • And how do you count how many fish are in the sea? The International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) have produced a booklet that explains it all!
  • And if you need a bit of a break, try our colouring in sheets - for children and grown ups!


About Us

Marine Scotland

Find out more about Marine Scotland and our work

Career Information

MS Compliance Officers at work

Find out more about what we do:

Information Booklets

The Ocean picture book cover

Find out some new things about:


Learn More

CodDo you know your cod from your cetaceans? Or your phytoplankton from your pelagic fish?

If you don't, fear not! Explore the species pages for all the information you'll need.

Fishy Facts

Question MarkDo whales have belly buttons? Find out the answer to this and lots of other questions

Colouring In Pictures

Jellyfish colouring in imageFancy doing some colouring in of your favourite sea creature?  Maybe an octopus?

There are lots of free, downloadable images available, so have a look!