The Scottish Skipper Expo 202, which had been due to take place for the first time in its new Aberdeen venue this year, will now take place 14-15th May 2021.
The event had originally been scheduled to take place in June, before being postponed to November due to concerns over Covid-19. Following consultation with exhibitors and visitors, organisers Mara Media have decided not to stage the event this year.
‘We are tremendously disappointed to make this decision, but we are confident it is the right move, given the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Covid-19,’ said Hugh Bonner, managing director of Mara Media.
‘Following consultation with the industry, our overwhelming feeling was it would not have been possible to deliver the high-quality show that the commercial fishing sector expects. The health and safety of exhibitors, visitors and the wider public was also a pivotal factor in the final decision. We are now looking forward to next year’s event which will return stronger to celebrate its 10th anniversary show, at the new venue of the P & J Live arena in Aberdeen.’
‘It is obviously disappointing that the Scottish Skipper Expo has had to be further postponed, but in the circumstances, it was the responsible thing to do,’ commented Elspeth Macdonald, CEO of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation.
‘We very much look forward to welcoming exhibitors and visitors to the Aberdeen show in 2021 and to a brighter future for the industry.’