Peterhead

Peterhead is a town in Scotland within the county of Aberdeenshire with a population of approximately 18,500 people. Given its location on the most eastern side of Scotland,  Peterhead has been a well known fishing port since the construction of its first harbour in 1593. Whilst the economic development of Peterhead has always relied largely on fishing, textile factories and food processing plants also contribute to its economic growth.

Peterhead’s nickname is the “Blue Toon” and those who are born and bred in Peterhead are thusly known as “Blue Tooners”. This is named after the specific kind of stockings that fisherman once used to wear back in Peterhead’s fishing heyday.

Tourism in Peterhead focuses on its beautiful harbours and long maritime history. Visitors tend to flock to the fishing port to enjoy the fresh scent of sea air and watch the boats in the marina. There have been a number of recent investments in the vicinity of the Peterhead Bay,  as well,  to entice new visitors to the area.

Peterhead is also home to Peterhead F.C., who now play in the Scottish League Two. The club is managed by Jim McInally and games are held at the Balmoor football grounds. Go Blue Tooners!

 

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