The Role of Women in Fishing
Images courtesy Banffshire Maritime and Heritage Association
Mention fishing and you picture a fisherman in oilskins but women have always played an important role in the fishing industry in the North East. It's clear that the supporting role of women - baiting lines, mending nets and preserving and selling fish - was invaluable. But for thousands of herring lassies who followed the fleet down the coast, it was a life changing experience.