CROVIE, a village, in the parish of GAMRIE, county of BANFF, 6 miles (W. by N.) from Aberdour, containing 164 inhabitants. This is a small fishing-station, situated on the coast of the Moray Firth, about a mile east of the village of Gardenstown. It is supposed to have been founded in the early part of the last century. Nine boats belonging to it are engaged in fishing for haddock, whiting, and other small fish, which produce as much as £1215 per annum, and a revenue of nearly £400 per annum is obtained from cod and ling.
Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland, 1851 by Samuel Lewis