MIke Lowson – Class of March 2008
Mike, born and raised in the fishing community of Arbroath, had a wide-ranging career in PR and journalism. His sailing interests led to various boat restoration projects. His aim on joining the course was to set up his own boat building and restoration business. Northboats, in the heart of North East Scotland’s countryside, is the realisation of Mike’s ambition. Mike’s first new build commission was an 18‟ Shetland-style skiff (which has competed in the Raid Caledonia twice) and his most recent an Iain Oughtred ‘Elf’ faering. Mike’s current restoration commissions include a 1963 Anstruther 24‟ lobster-fishing boat and a unique line-fishing dinghy built at Pennan in 1947.