Visit Peterhead town centre and discover the ‘Fisher Jessie’ sculpture. Created by Andy Scott, ‘Fisher Jessie’ celebrates the lives of women in the fishing community. From the Gutting Quines who followed the herring fleet from Orkney to Yarmouth, to the wives and mothers who kept the home, baited lines, mended nets, carried their men onto the boats to keep their feet dry, walked miles to sell the catch and faced the daily fear that the sea could make them a widow before nightfall.
‘Fisher Jessie’ creator Andy Scott is famous for working in steel and bronze, combining figurative and equine themes with contemporary techniques to create stunning landmark artworks.
His most prominent project to date is The Kelpies, a pair of 30 metre/100ft high, 300 ton horse heads, sited in Falkirk and more local to Peterhead the ‘Poised’ scultpure in Marischal Square in Aberdeen.
‘Fisher Jessie’ is located on Marischal Street in Peterhead town centre and is a part of the Peterhead Town Trail.