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List of all shark attacks in scotland

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 8 shark attacks in SCOTLAND. Out of those, none have thankfully been fatal. 3 attacks came out of the blue while 5 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Off the Isle of Islay 30-08-2012 Porbeagle shark, 7'Shark fishingNo injury, shoe bitten by hooked and landed shark PROVOKED INCIDENTNO 53yo Hamish Currie
Spey Bay 27-10-2011 8' to 10' sharkSurfingNo injury, shark bumped leg & board.NO 26yo Andrew Rollo
Deep Sea World Aquarium 16-10-2009 14h45Angel sharkDiving15-20 puncture wounds to arm by captive shark PROVOKED INCIDENTNO 23yo male
Balintore Bay 01-06-2008 Basking sharkFishingNo injury to occupants; shark struck their boatNO 12' boat, 2 occupants
Arran Basking sharkPleasure boatingNo injury to occupants, two 5-foot observation windows shatteredNO Clyde steamer Glen Sannox
Carradale Bay, Kintyre Peninsula Basking sharkRowing3 people drowned when the boat was capsized by the sharkNO Captain Angus Brown, his son & brother
Fallen Rocks Basking sharkFishingNo injury to occupants, propeller shaft damagedNO boat: Lady Charlotte, occupants: C. McSporran & his crew
Granton 31-08-1864 3' sharkLeg bitten 3 timesNO Mr. Ballard
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