- Updated: 07 November, 2016
What will the project deliver?
Portknockie is a fishing village and resort on the Moray coast in the NE of Scotland. Its harbour, built in 1890 to support the local fishing industry, was home to over 150 fishing boats at its height and is one of the Moray Council's four leisure harbours. The £560,000 repairs conserve this historical harbour and make it safe for tourists and villagers alike.
The works on the historic harbour is the largest project to take place at Portknockie,in over ten years. Keeping the harbour open by making it safe protects the livlihood of local shops, bars and hotels, which rely on attracting private boats and other tourists for their economic activity.
Portknockie was founded in 1677 and became a significant herring fishing port during the nineteenth century. The village still retains many of the features and charm of its fishing heritage days and is a great place to spot dolphins. In the late 1890s, the village was still being used by up to 58 steam drifters.
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