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Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory Open Day

Faskally Open DayHave you ever wondered what it’s like to be a fisheries scientist? Please join us on 13th May 2017 at the Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry, as we showcase past and present work that has been instrumental in developing our understanding of Scotland’s freshwater fish populations and fisheries.

Learn – See – Explore

  • Study fish DNA, find out how we tell the ages of fish, discover what a baby dragonfly looks like

  • Find out how and why we follow fish using electronic tags

  • Watch our fascinating demonstration on catching fish using electricity

  • Check out our topical talks and informative videos

  • Chat with our scientists and learn about being a fisheries biologist, geneticist or chemist

Initially set up in 1948, the Marine Scotland Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory employs around 40 staff at its main site in Pitlochry on the shore of Loch Faskally and outstations in Montrose and Shieldaig. Our dedicated team conducts science that supports national fisheries management and conservation. Staff work on a range of fish species in both freshwater and coastal environments, but primarily Atlantic salmon and Brown (sea) trout.    

**Book your free tickets now!**

Getting to the Atholl Palace