Fisherrow Harbour


Alex Stewart is the Harbour Master and he is the first point of contact for Harbour matters. Alex is employed by East Lothian Council and he can be contacted by phone or text as appropriate on the above  number and has limited access to read e-mail on a phone: 

David Banks and Stuart Rillie currently share this role. The Harbour Manager is a volunteer FHSA Trustee role to work with the Harbour Master and the Harbour community to agree policies and procedures to support the objectives of the FHSA, in line with the Management Agreement with East Lothian Council and Musselburgh Common Good. The Harbour Manager is the first escalation point for any questions or issues arising from matters related to Harbour operations.

Mooring Applications 

Please visit Mooring Applications to apply for mooring, launching or vessel parking allocation.

Annual Fees

Charged in 10ths of a metre and includes winter hard standing, subject to available space.
The cost of the crane is shared among the Masters of the Vessels lifted so varies but is typically around £75 per lift.

Visiting Boats

£15 per night for overnight mooring. 

Call the Harbour Master in advance for local knowledge and berthing instructions. Visiting vessels are usually moored on the East pier against ladders after the stone staircase. Refer to mooring layout.

Public Toilets are available and outdoor warm showers are available to the West of the Harbour (opening hours apply). Fresh water is available for visiting boats at the entrances to both piers.

Toilets, Showers and Kitchen facilities may be available to visit boats by contacting Fisherrow Yacht Club. The FYC bar is open on Friday evenings from 8pm.

There's currently no shore power at the harbour for visitors.
Unfortunately we don't currently have the resources to provide access and check insurance for daily launching.


Harbour location on Navionics is 55.946552 N, 3.068485 W

Fisherrow may fondly be known as the 'Harbour on the Hill' but it's a soft and sandy hill so don't be put off as it's a great harbour to visit, especially in spring tides with plenty depth and no current in the mostly sheltered bay.

Approach from North as you enter the drying area shown on charts to avoid drying Mussel beds that are to West and East. 

The end of the East pier is approx 2.5m above chart datum so vessels with 1m draft can get round the end of the East pier and against the first ladders when the tide height is around 3.5m (Leith). Soft sand/mud bottom. A short wait enables a move into the  well protected visitor berths inside the East pier.