LIVELY HOPE is a ring-net boat built by Weatherhead of Cockenzie in 1936. She has a somewhat heavier build than other ring-net boats of the period and, in addition to ring-netting, she was designed to carry out other fishing activities, including pot-hauling.
She has never been used for anything but fishing and was acquired by the Scottish Fisheries Museum in 1995 from the EC de-commissioning round of the day. She is displayed indoors at the Museum.
Alastair Walker, The Fleet: a guide to the historic vessels at the Scottish Fisheries Museum (2002) pub: St Ayles Press
Vessel built by William Weatherhead & Sons of Cockenzie, East Lothian
Operated as a herring fishing vessel from Peel, Isle of Man, Seahouses, Whitby and the Firth of Forth
Vessel sold into new ownership, working the West of Scotland herring grounds and possibly Isle of Man
Re-sold and re-registered in Amble, Northumberland
Sold further up the coast to St Abbs, Scotland
Final working years at Port Seton, East Lothian
Acquired by the Scottish Fisheries Museum
Awarded a grant of £3000 for a conservation plan by National Historic Ships
Restoration work undertaken by volunteers
Financial year April
A Sustainability Grant of £3000 for a conservation plan was made from the Strategic Development Fund of National Historic Ships
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