Harbour Road

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An old working harbour

About Harbour Road

At the end of Manse Road is the quayside and what was formerly known as Salt Greens. Here herring were landed. gutted and salted in barrels by fisher Iassies.
A left turn brings you on to the Old Quay
When the fishing fleet is in, the quay is a hive of activity with fish boxes, nets and floats littering the walkways. **Extreme care should be taken when walking on the quayside, especially near ropes and wire hawsers.**
Modern fishing boats powered by diesel engines seem much less romantic than the earlier sailing ‘Fifies' or ‘Zulus' but are unquestionably more efficient and safer. being fitted with radios and navigation aids. Each boat displays a registration mark which consists of letters indicating the port of registration (see below) and an individual number for the boat.
Registration Marks
AH: Abroath FR: Fraserburgh PD:Peterhead BF:Banff INS: Inverness SD: Sunderland BK: Berwick LH:Leith SN:North Shields BH: Blyth LK:Lerwick WK: Wick BCK:Buckie ME: Montrose
Buildings along the quayside date from the early 18th century with some later additions. One of the earliest of these is the Ship Hotel, with its gables facing the harbour, one of which is Dutch in character, the remainder being distinctly Scottish.

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