The Aberdeenshire town of Fraserburgh is one of Scotland's most important fishing ports.
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Fraserburgh is one of Scotland's oldest and most important fishing towns. Named after the Fraser family who settled in Scotland in the 12th century, the town was the first in Scotland to get It was the location of the first RNLI lifeboat station in Scotland, which opened in 1858.
During the boom years for the 19th century herring fishery, Fraserburgh attracted more than 1,000 drifters -- herring boats -- to its harbour during the season. The town's population exploded with itinerant workers who serviced the catch.
Today, Fraserburgh's fishing fleet is focused on white fish and shellfish. It's still one of the largest remaining fishing fleets in the UK. For visitors to the area, there are several attractions. Kinnaird Head lighthouse was built in 1787 and was the first lighthouse in Scotland. It's open to the public, as are the remains of Fraserburgh Castle, which was built in 1572.
Fraserburgh's relatively isolated location at the end of the A90 means that despite its small size, the town is fairly self sufficient. A range of local services including van hire are available within the town. Expect a standard range of vans: