Peterhead

Aberdeen is 33 miles South. Peterhead is a town in Scotland with a population of approximately 19,000. It is situated in Aberdeenshire, at the easternmost point in mainland Scotland. Peterhead, like Fraserburgh, first grew as a fishing port, and became the largest white fish port in Europe. Although the industry is in decline, it is still important to the town. The Ugie Salmon Fish House showcases traditional fish preparation methods. The town grew again following the discovery of North Sea oil in the 1960s. Peterhead is Aberdeenshire's largest settlement. It has a relatively diverse economy, including food processing, textiles, service industries and, importantly, fishing.

Peterhead is often referred to as The Blue Toon and people who were born there as Blue Tooners. More correctly they are called Bloomogganners, supposedly from the blue worsted stockings that the fishermen originally wore. In May 2007, the Peterhead Football Club adopted as its fan song "The Blue Toon Tune". The harbours, maritime and built heritage are the town's principal tourism assets. Recent initiatives include investments in the Peterhead Bay area, which have included the berthing of cruise ships in the harbour.

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