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Humpback whale spotted off north-east coast

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

A sight not normally seen in the waters off the north-east coast of Scotland was witnessed by a group of trainee European Seabird at Sea (ESAS) observers recently from the deck of Scotia W. During a three-day training course which was being conducted aboard the vessel, the group spotted a humpback whale in the waters near Cruden Bay.


The group were onboard the Scotia Charters vessel to learn about observing and monitoring marine birds and cetaceans. The need for accredited ESAS observers is growing because of an increase in the number of offshore wind farms. Monitoring at these sites is required to establish whether the turbines are affecting the bird and mammal populations. read more >


Installation of new deck

Monday, 20 February 2012

Scotia Charters is pleased to announce that the capabilities of its 80-foot vessel Scotia W have been extended. The boat, which was launched in 2011, has had a new upper deck installed to increase its suitability for operating in the offshore renewable energy sector.


The new upper deck has been designed specifically for use by wildlife observers conducting seabird and marine mammal surveys. Three seating areas – two fore and one aft – have been installed on the more >


Meetings and Incentives Aboard Scotia W

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Scotia W, a former North Sea fishing trawler which has been converted into a mini cruise ship, allows event planners to organise events with a difference, as the boat can be used as a conference, events and incentives venue.

Until 2002, the well-appointed vessel sailed as part of the North Sea fishing fleet, but after undergoing the ultimate make-over she now provides individually-tailored boat holidays around Scotland. read more >

Innovative New Scottish Holiday Venture Launches

October 2011

A former North Sea fishing trawler which has been given the ultimate makeover to become a mini-cruise ship will be officially launched at Peterhead Harbour today by the First Minister of Scotland, the Rt Hon Alex Salmond MSP.


Scotia W, which until 2002 had sailed as part of the North Sea fishing fleet, has been converted into a luxurious mini-cruise ship to provide individually tailored boat holidays around Scotland. read more >


Winter break aboard Scotia W

September 2011

Offering something a little different for a winter holiday in Scotland is Scotia W, a new luxury mini-cruise vessel which during December will be providing cruise holidays on Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands.

Carefully and beautifully converted from a former North Sea fishing trawler, Scotia W allows guests to discover Scotland from a different perspective. read more >