This memorial tablet is a tribute to all fishermen and whalers from Scotland who died on active service whilst attached to the Royal Navy, the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve and the Royal Navy Reserve during both World Wars.
The plaque was presented by the Merchant Navy Memorial Trust (Scotland), Patron HRH the Princess Royal, and unveiled by Sir Menzies Campbell CBE, QC, MP, President of the Scottish Fisheries Museum Trust on 12th April 2011.
It shows the Memorial on The Shore, Leith, unveiled by HRH the Princess Royal on 16th November 2010 to commemorate over 6,500 Merchant Navy personnel from Scotland.
The Leith Memorial is described in the website of the Merchant Navy Memorial Trust, or you can download a description. The Merchant Navy Memorial Trust website is now managed by the Scottish Fisheries Museum.
The museum is also honoured to house a plaque commemorating the 14,000 personnel who gave their lives whilst serving in the Royal Naval Patrol Service during World War II and in subsequent minesweeping operations. It was unveiled on 3rd June 2011 by Coull Deas MBE, ex-Royal Naval Patrol Service and holder of the Minesweeping Medal.