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Fraserburgh Heritage centre fraserburgh Glover display

Fraserburgh Heritage centre fraserburgh Glover display

Stanley Bruce (Bard o' the Broch)

Situated on the north east corner of Scotland is Fraserburgh, known locally as 'The Broch'.  Fraserburgh is one of Scotland's major fishing ports and her harbour is well stocked with a large selection of fishing boats.  An abundance of wildlife can also be seen around the harbour such as seals, cormorants and seagulls, a minke whale even paid the harbour a visit in 2007.  The award winning Scottish Lighthouse Museum is located here which includes the lighthouse on Kinnaird Castle the first ever lighthouse to be built on the Scottish mainland.  Even more interesting is the Fraserburgh Heritage Centre which is sited adjacent to the lighthouse museum.  Visit the heritage centre and find out all about  famous Brochers such as Thomas Blake Glover the founder of the Nagasaki shipyard which went on to become Mitsubishi, Glover is recognised in Japan as one of the founders of modern day Japan, he was the first non-Japanese to be awarded the medal - 'The Order of the Rising Sun'.  Marconi the inventor conducted experiments from the Broch find out much more in the Heritage Centre, don't miss it if you go to the Broch!  The Broch is also known for its wonderful golden sand beach which stretches southwards for about three mile.


November 29, 2007 change by bardofthebroch (2 points)

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