The Maid of the Forth was established in 1981, with the current vessel being purpose built in 1988 for the trip to Inchcolm. It is a family run business and has been under the ownership of Colin Aston since 1993. The three skippers who drive the Maid are Colin; his son Scott; and son–in-law Duncan.
"Admiral" Colin Aston
The 'Old Man' and owner of the business. With over 40 years spent playing and Scuba Diving in and around the River Forth he is a local expert on the area and of the numerous wrecks that lie hidden on the seabed.
Captain Duncan Macrae
Duncan worked as a commercial diver for many years around the north west coast of Scotland before joining the business as a skipper in 1999.
Captain Scott Aston
Scott worked as a crewman on the Maid between 1993 and 1999. He then pursued a career in Civil Engineering before getting his boatmasters qualification and returning to the family business 2007 as a skipper to let 'the old man' slip into semi retirement!!
Our booking office and gift shop manager who is the smiley friendly face you will see behind the counter in our ticket office on the Hawes Pier.
- Unit 2, Hawes Pier South Queensferry, EH30 9TB
- 0131 331 5000