Buckie Harbour

Buckie Harbour

Buckie thrived and grew in the late nineteenth century because of its harbour. The harbour you see today, Cluny Harbour, was built by the Cluny family in 1877 at a cost of £60,000.  It was one of the finest harbours in Scotland. This was actually their second attempt to develop a harbour here, having previously built one in what is now Buckpool in 1857. Two competing railway companies, the Highland Railway and the Great North of Scotland Railway vied for the business the harbour generated. This video shows you the range of businesses in Buckie 1870 - 1905.

Buckie's harbour remains one of the most interesting in Scotland. Despite the setbacks in the fishing industry, there is still much to see. At the east end is the old Buckie Shipyard, which once repaired and built fishing boats and other vessels and the RNLI lifeboat station.  At the west end you can see cargoes of timber, grain and heavy machinery being shipped.

Around the harbour you will find industries related to fishing and offshore energy. Excellent fish shops are found at the harbour.