Scottish Maritime Academy

Scottish Maritime Academy

South Road, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, AB42 2UP

Scottish Maritime Academy is open today: 8:30am - 5:00pmview full opening hours here

World renowned maritime education and training provider, also running non-maritime part-time courses.

Scottish Maritime Academy:


The Scottish Maritime Academy is one of Scotland’s premier maritime education and training providers. It is situated on the water’s edge in the marina at Peterhead Port - a hub for the North Sea Oil & Gas Industry and home to the UK’s largest white fish and pelagic port.

The Academy has been delivering professional nautical courses for decades, with a specialised team of fully qualified, expert seafarers including marine pilots, ex-skippers, mariners and those with extensive experience in the merchant navy.

The Academy is also used for non-maritime courses, for those local to the area who want to try something a bit different in their spare time.


Facilities at the Scottish Maritime Academy are state-of-the-art, with workrooms, Chartrooms, a rope and net hall, a Transas Full Mission Bridge Simulator, simulator work stations, a GMDSS radio room and more! You’ll also find a library, as well as the Symposium Café.

For more information on facilities visit the Scottish Maritime Academy's website


Information and support
person at Scottish Maritime Academy reception

The Reception Desk at the Scottish Maritime Academy is there to welcome you, help you to find your way around the building and answer any questions or queries you might have.

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Study and leisure
Symposium Café
man working in the café

The Symposium Café sells a great range of hot and cold meals, snacks, beverages and freshly baked goods.

It offers a relaxing environment for both students and visitors, and is conveniently... Find out more


Maritime courses at the Scottish Maritime Academy are delivered from a dedicated training centre, and subjects cover a whole spectrum of nautical training - from Merchant Navy Deck Officer Courses to fishing industry courses, short courses and tailor-made courses. The expert teaching staff on hand ensure an excellent learning experience, helping students to gain the best qualification possible and go on to progress in their chosen industry.

Further detail on Maritime courses is available on the Scottish Maritime Academy website


There are also a range of non-maritime courses available for those local to the area.

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North East Scotland College

Scottish Maritime Academy

South Road


Aberdeenshire AB42 2UP

Telephone: 01779 476204

You will find the Scottish Maritime Academy on South Road, at Peterhead Port.

Transport links

The area is well served by public transport links, with regular services running to and from the area.

Opening hours

Monday8:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday8:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday8:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday8:30am - 3:45pm

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