Unfortunately, due to new local COVID-19 restrictions, this event has been cancelled
Sandstell Fishing Shiel, Sandstell Road, Spittal
Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th September 11:00-14:00
In Person event – Covid restrictions in place – limited numbers, social distancing and hygiene
The word “shiel” refers to the seasonal accommodation used by fishermen and in North Northumberland by salmon fishermen. The salmon fishing season lasts from 1st February until 30 November. 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 River Tweed.