Historic herring ship ‘The Reaper’ which starred in Outlander opens to visitors after restoration

The Reaper - the last of the first-class Scottish herring luggers from the golden age of Scottish salt-cured herring fishing - opens to visitors again today after a £1millon restoration
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One of the UK’s most seaworthy historic ships which starred in Outlander is set to welcome visitors today after a £1million refurbishment.

The Reaper was built of oak and larch in 1903 in Sandhaven, near Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, and is one of the few in the UK’s prestigious National Historic Fleet still in seagoing condition.

The Viking-inspired ship has two masts, weighs 50 tonnes, and stands at 70 feet tall.

It is the last of the first-class Scottish herring luggers and is from the golden age of Scottish salt-cured herring fishing. 

The 118-year-old vessel also has a history of appearing on the screen, including most recently in ‘Outlander’ and the 2016 film ‘Tommy’s Honour’.

The Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther, Fife, is set to welcome visitors back onboard the Reaper today.

The Reaper – the last of the first-class Scottish herring luggers from the golden age of Scottish salt-cured herring fishing – opens to visitors again today after a £1millon restoration

The ship, a piece of living history, is also famed for its various film and television appearances, including most recently in 'Outlander' and the 2016 film 'Tommy's Honour'

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