"Fraserburgh - Home of the Scottish Lighthouse" Fraserburgh by stevezero

Fraserburgh Travel Guide: 30 reviews and 61 photos

Fraserburgh lies on the North East coast of Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
The Town founded in the 16th century. The town was named after Sir Alexander Fraser who built the firsr pier here. The town was later greatly enlarged.

Fraserburgh the town

The tower was leased by a new organisation, the Lighthouse Board, who created the first lighthouse in Scotland here on the site. It remained as a manned lighthouse until 1992, when it became automated and no longer required a keeper.

The Harbour

In the late 19th century there were over 800 fishing boats based in Fraserburgh.
As you walk around the harbour today you will soon realise there are far fewer than that. But boy have they grown in size. these are now enormous factory fishing factories as big as ocean going liners.
It is only a shame that in these days of quotas and rationalisation that thay are also starting to dwindle.
Therein lies the story of a once great town which is now a sorry shadow of its former self.
This is a great shame as the town contains some woferful examples of old stone buildings.
Amongst all this though is some deriliction and we only hope that one day this town will return to the splendour of its past glories.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great harbour, big boys boats, amazing beach, wind, surfing, fine buildings, lighthouse museum
  • Cons:Bit run down in places, rough around the edges.
  • In a nutshell:Try it for something different
  • Intro Updated Aug 6, 2006
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