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The Swan Trust

The Swan Trust was formed in 1990, and today is responsible for the operation and upkeep of the Swan. The main objectives of the Trust are:
  • To encourage and facilitate interested parties and particularly young people to sail on the Swan.
  • To teach and keep alive the techniques of sailing and working a traditional sail Fifie.
  • To maintain the Swan as a viable charitable enterprise.
The Trust has two committees, namely:
  • The Swan Trustees Committee
    The Trustees Committee oversees the effective running of The Swan Trust, its employees and finances.
  • The Operations Committee
    The Operations Committee deals with the day to day running of the Swan, including the diary, crewing, maintenance, etc.

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Joseph Kay has spent the majority of his career as a fisherman, laterally as the second skipper on the Donvale. Now working on the Whalsay Ferry, he continues to be an avid supporter of the fishing industry. Here he shares some of his memories of the Swan, his time at the fishing, and stories from those who crewed the Swan, and similar vessels, in the days of sailing herring drifters.

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The Swan Trust has been awarded £17,800 through the Historic Environment Recovery Fund, which was launched last year to support the recovery of Scotland’s historic environment sector from the impacts of COVID-19.

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