Archive 2018: Sandstell Fishing Shiel

2018 Venue 23

Sandstell Fishing Shiel, Sandstell Road, Spittal
Saturday 10:00-16:00 & Sunday 10:00-16:00 No booking required

The word “shiel” refers to the seasonal accommodation used by fishermen and in North Northumberland by salmon fishermen. The shiels were equipped with bunks and fireplaces and were also used as storage for the fishing gear. Sandstell Shiel is a Grade II listed building. Records of its existence go back to 1735 and it is the only surviving unmodernised example of this type of building on the Tweed. It contains an exhibition on the history of Tweed salmon fishing.

About the author 

Homer Lindsay

Retired Global ERP Financial Applications Analyst and Developer with an interest in people; places; photography.

A member of the Berwick Heritage Open Days Steering Group and its website developer.