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Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire

By 18th June 2021 No Comments

“After leaving Fraserburgh by the west road, we turned to theright towards the north coast, and passed through the fishingvillages of Sandside and liosehearty, each with their extensivepier and dock accommodation, and an air of cleanliness and tidi-ness not usually associated with east-coast fishing villages. Ex-posed, however, to the whole forces of the waves of the North Sea,these breakwaters and entrances are still far from being safe orcommodious, and a fringing reef of outlying rocks, whilst in somemeasure guarding tlie concrete, yet constitute a serious additionaldanger to approaching or storm-driven vessels. After passing the peninsula town of Rosehearty, we struckaway from the sea-coast and passed the inland town of Aberdour.The road, which by this time had reached a considerable eleva-tion, had hitherto ascended gradually, and continues to do so until a little past Aberdour.”

Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire. 1895
From page 112 of “A fauna of the Moray basin” (1895) by John Alexander Harvie-Brown and Thomas Edward Buckley

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