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Coordinates: 57°41′35″N 2°00′18″W / 57.693°N 2.005°W / 57.693; -2.005
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Fishing Boats in Fraserburgh Harbour
Fraserburgh is located in Aberdeen
Location within Aberdeenshire
Population13,100 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceNJ997670
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtAB43
Dialling code01346
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
57°41′35″N 2°00′18″W / 57.693°N 2.005°W / 57.693; -2.005

Fraserburgh (Scots: The Broch) (Scottish Gaelic: A' Bhruaich) is a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland with a population recorded in the 2001 Census at 12,454.[2] It lies at the northeast corner of Aberdeenshire, around 40 miles (64 km) north of Aberdeen, and 17 miles (27 km) north of Peterhead. It is the largest shellfish port in Europe and a major white fish port and busy commercial harbour.

Politics[change | change source]

Sports[change | change source]

Fraserburgh golf club[3] is the fifth oldest club in Scotland and seventh oldest in the world. It has both an 18 hole and a 9 hole course, and a modern clubhouse.

Fraserburgh Football Club is a senior football club that plays in the Highland League. Fraserburgh United FC is a junior football club that plays in the Scottish Junior Football North Premier League (also known as the North Superleague).

Notable people[change | change source]

  • George Bruce (1909-2002): Poet of the Scottish literary renaissance[4]
  • Bill Gibb (1943-): born in Fraserburgh; became international fashion designer[5][6]
  • Steve Fairnie (1951-1993) : Fraserburgh born musician, painter, sculptor, actor, board game designer, chicken hypnotist, frontman of the post-punk band Writz and half of the Techno Twins.
  • Thomas Blake Glover (1838–1911): born in Fraserburgh, where his father worked for the coastguard, moved to Japan and founded Mitsubishi Company. Known as the Scottish Samuri. He has a local chip shop named after him.
  • Robertson Macaulay (1833-1915): one time president of Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada).
  • Dennis Nilsen (1945–): Serial killer;[7] born at Academy Road, Fraserburgh.[8]
  • James Ramsay (1733–89): born in Fraserburgh; anti-slavery campaigner.
  • Sir George Strahan (1838–87): born in Fraserburgh; British colonial governor.
  • Joseph Watt (1887-1955): Gardenstown born; recipient of the Victoria Cross 15th May, 1917[9]
  • Stan Williams (1940-): Liverpool born but lived in Fraserburgh since 1975; author of 'PENNY LANE is in My Ears and in My Eyes' about growing up with The Beatles[10]

Twin Town[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Aberdeenshire Council, Fraserburgh - 2011 Census accessed 3 January 2018
  2. Comparative Population Profile:Fraserburgh Locality Scotland Archived 2009-08-13 at the Wayback Machine scrol.gov.uk, accessed 31 October 2008
  3. "Fraserburgh golf club". Archived from the original on 2008-11-21. Retrieved 2008-11-24.
  4. George Bruce Poet of the Scottish literary renaissance Archived 2011-09-13 at the Wayback Machine independent.co.uk, 29 JUly 2002
  5. Bill Gibb - Fashion Archived 2013-01-23 at the Wayback Machine fraserburghheritage.com, accessed 31 October 2008
  6. Back in vogue - Bill Gibb scotsman.com, 15 October 2008
  7. 1983: Nilsen 'strangled and mutilated' victims BBC News, accessed 31 October 2008
  8. Famous Criminals Archived 2009-04-12 at the Wayback Machine crimeandinvestigation.co.uk, accessed 31 October 2008
  9. Joseph Watt findagrave.com, accessed 31 October 2008
  10. Another side of a working class hero liverpooldailypost.co.uk, 18 March, 2008