Some of the most picturesque Scottish harbours are located in Moray. Although at one time the busy little harbours from Findhorn to Cullen were the scene of much activity as daily catches were landed, these are now filled with peace and tranquillity.  These little gems combine pleasure sailing with the ideal locations for bathing, walking or just a lovely picnic.  Lossiemouth, with its large marina and quaint little shops and cafes holds much interest.

A century ago Buckie boasted a fleet of well over 300 steam drifters. The history of the herring fleets, their crews and the herring lassies can now be experienced in the unique Fishing Heritage Centre where the past comes to life.  In conjunction with the Heritage Centre visitors may also appreciate the true cost of fish at the Seaman's Memorial Chapel.

Moray Video

Watch the Moray Seafood Film

Recipes from Moray

History of Moray's Fishing Industry

Links and contacts to explore

History of Moray's Fishing Industry

The Moray coast is only fifty miles long, but like other areas round the Moray Firth, it has a long tradition of fishing for salmon, shellfish whitefish and oily fish like mackerel and herring. Large quantities of squid are also landed.

The  Moray area has many fishing towns to explore. Burghead with its working harbour and ancient citadel was once the capital of the northern Picts. The scenic town of Cullen, with its broad sweep of beaches, is home of the world famous Cullen Skink, a hearty soup made with smoked haddock. The old Ice House at Spey Bay was used  by salmon fishers, but is now part of  the Whale and Dolphin Centre where you can learn more about other discerning fish eaters that enjoy our local seafood!

Further information can be found on the following websites:

Lossie Fisheries and Community Museum

Covesea Skerries Lighthouse

Burghead Headland Trust

Buckie and District Fishing Heritage Centre

Wick Heritage

Community Food Fund

The East of Scotland Seafood project is a partnership initiative led by local authorities, business leaders and coastal communities. It is supported by the Community Food Fund, which is financed by The Scottish Government and has been created to promote local food and drink, in line with Scotland's National Food and Drink Policy.