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Findochty, Banffshire

Historical Description

FINDOCHTY, a village, in the parish of Rathven, county of Banff, 2½ miles (N. E. by E.) from Buckie containing 414 inhabitants. This is a fishing-village on the coast of the Moray Firth, a short distance from Findochty point, and a mile and a half north-east of Rathven. It was founded in 1716, on the property of the then Earl of Findlater. The fishery here is very extensive, affording employment to nearly the whole of the male population, whose reputation for the superior cure of herrings and other fish has been maintained for upwards of a century. About forty boats, chiefly of the larger size, belong to the place.

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