Sandhaven

IMG_4884 SandhavenThis weeks blog is continuing along the coast and this is a picture that we captured of a traditional old house at Sandhaven.  Sandhaven is one of a few small fishing villages that lie between Fraserburgh and Rosehearty.

Back in the 15th Century, the village that was known as “Seatown of Pittendrum” was renamed Sandhaven.  The harbour was constructed in 1835 and throughout the middle of the 19th Century, Sandhaven was classified as one of the safest harbours on the North East Coast and had over 100 fishing boats and employed more than 700 men.  The harbour was closed in 1935 – a Trust was formed and in 1999 the Trust set about the work needed to develop the harbour.

Sandhaven is home to a typical 19th Century Scottish Meal Mill.  The Mill is only open from April – September, on a Saturday and Sunday between 2-4pm.  If you want to see how oatmeal used to be ground then why not head along then.

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