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Caption for Fraserburgh, Herring Boats C1900: 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.

Memories of Fraserburgh

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 (...Read full memory)

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 (...Read full memory)

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.

Despite its northerly location The Broch was the Summer Holiday destination for our family from my birth in 1949. My mother had been born there in Grattan Place where the Scottish side of the family had originated. They were called Summers and were deeply connected to the Fishing Industry with my (...Read full memory)

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