Johnshaven

This week, we are now in Johnshaven for our Coastal Tour adventures and this is a picture of the harbour.  Situated just off the main A92 coast road heading south from Aberdeen, it lies between Inverbervie and Montrose.  Fishing here dates back to an early date and as far back as 1722, Johnshaven was believed to be amongst the most important fishing towns in Scotland.  Unfortunately, for a number of reasons, the industry fell into decline throughout the rest of the 1700’s.

Keen to keep the village thriving, a sailcloth works was established in 1790 and this helped the village recover after the decline of the fishing.

Today, many of the village’s residents are still involved in fishing with crabs and lobsters remaining popular.  The village also holds the annual Fish Festival every summer, where you can taste local delicacies such as Johnshaven lobster, langoustine and Arbroath smokies.

It is such a lovely quaint little village and worth a visit.  Why not tie it in with a visit when the Festival is on – this will be taking place on Saturday 5th August this year.

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