The Fishermen’s Mission is the fishermen’s charity. Ready to support fishermen and their families whatever the problems, says William Macleod, Fishermen’s Mission Port Officer in Stornoway.

"The Fishermen’s Mission was set up in 1881 to help fishermen and their families weather the storms of life. Nothing has changed.  The coronavirus has hit the UK fishing industry hard and the Western Isles Fishermen’s Mission are keen to say that no fisherman or fisherman’s family need struggle alone."

William Macleod went on: “We are still here to help you. if you are a fisherman on a UK boat; a retired fisherman; or a member of a fisherman’s family please do not hesitate to contact us.

"These are very difficult times and the support we can give you may make all the difference. We will always be there to help and may be able to offer further financial support and access grants for you.”

As the effects of the coronavirus are felt both in the short and the long term, the Fishermen’s Mission are ideally placed to help with expert knowledge of what’s happening locally and nationally and how to get the best support available.

William Macleod added: “The Fishermen’s Mission can help you if you feel like you are struggling with money worries or feeling isolated and alone.  We are here to support you and we are ready to listen. We know that times are tough for fishermen and their families at the moment so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.  If you need us, please call us.”

You can contact William at the Stornoway Fishermen’s Mission by calling 01851 704424 or email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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  • The Fishermen’s Mission is a UK charity caring for fishermen, retired fishermen and their families.
  • The Fishermen’s Mission provide emergency assistance and welfare support around the UK coastline from Newlyn in the South West of England to Shetland.
  • The Fishermen’s Mission do not receive any Government or National Lottery Funding. Our work is only possible through voluntary contributions.