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View with boats and lobster creels

SC 388584

Description View with boats and lobster creels

Date c. 1885

Collection Erskine Beveridge

Catalogue Number SC 388584

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of F 1909

Scope and Content View of Harbour, Crail, Fife Crail was created a royal burgh in 1310, with a royal castle just to the east of the burgh. Fishing was the main industry in the town throughout its history, but this declined during the 19th century, and the town now relies on tourism. Crail harbour was first built in the late 15th or early 16th century. The burgh tried unsuccessfully for many years to have the harbour extended because the approach was surrounded by rocks. Improvements were finally made to the original harbour c.1862. As this view of c.1890 shows, after the decline of the herring industry, the people of Crail turned to other trade such as importing and exporting timber. Today, the harbour is used by only a few small boats for lobster fishing. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

Collection Hierarchy - Item Level

People and Organisations


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