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Burnhaven, Aberdeenshire

Historical Description

BURNHAVEN, a village, in the parish of PETERHEAD, district of BUCHAN, county of ABERDEEN, 2 miles (S.) from Peterhead. This village is situated near the mouth of the burn of Invernettie, from which it has its name; and consists of about thirty houses, erected by George Mudie, Esq., and inhabited by fishermen, who employ seven boats in the herring-fishery. The houses are on the acclivity of the sea-shore, nearly level with the high-water mark. A small but convenient harbour for the fishing boats has been constructed by Mr. Mudie, at an expense of £300.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland, 1851 by Samuel Lewis