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Aberdeen, 74-80 Sinclair Road, Fish Works View from ENE showing N front

SC 519559

Description Aberdeen, 74-80 Sinclair Road, Fish Works View from ENE showing N front

Date 19/9/1977

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 519559

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Smoke houses, Torry, Aberdeen Aberdeen became the leading Scottish centre for the white fish trade in the late 19th century, with a large fleet of steam trawlers. A proportion of the catch of haddock was cold smoked to make finnan haddock, in buildings of this type. This view shows three of the tall smokehouses used for smoking haddock. They have louvred ventilators to draw the smoke from burning wood chips through racks of split and gutted fish. The chimney belonged to a fish-box factory. Smoke houses were a characteristic feature of the area round Aberdeen harbour and in Torry, but the decline in white fishing, and modern smoking machines, have made them a rarity. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H77/94/7


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