Fishing was a vital local industry in this remote north-eastern port, and in 1914 there were still more than 200 boats registered here. The Zulu vessel shown in the photograph is considered to be one of the finest fore- and mizzen-rigged luggers ever designed for the North Atlantic waters. Zulus ranged in size from 60ft to 120ft, and carried a huge amount of canvas. The bigger boats had holds capable of carrying 80 tons of herring.
This picture is I would think, the most significant view of Fraserburgh. There are stories surrounding the Wine cave and the Wine tower that all brochers will Know. The entrance to the wine cave is in the corner of this wee bay below the wine tower. The story is that a piper went into the cave playing his pipes. The Idea was that he would discover the extent of the cave. His pipes were heard above ground at a ...see more
I left Fraserburgh as an eight year old. but I remember playing round the lighthouse. On the rocks below there was a large pool where we built rafts from herring boxes nailed together and filled with cork floats from the herring nets. we floated them in the pool and really enjoyed our days there. on a recent visit I noticed a lot of the pool was filled in and now no longer used. A little further along ...see more
I was born in Alexandra Terrace in 1960 but have lived in England since the early 1960s. I have only returned twice for family reasons since but still fondly remember the harbour, fish market and especially morning rolls. My father lived on Barrasgate Road and my mother on Finlayson Street.
We had been in Grantham in England prior to the outbreak of the Second World War. Mother and Father decided to go home to the 'Broch' believing it would be much safer for the family. The shuttle from Grantham to Peterborough was without incident, but joining the London-Aberdeen express we were crammed into carriages packed with soldiers as they were being re-distributed to many different places to defend the ...see more
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