On the Scottish coastline that faces the North Sea, you will find the town of Aberbrothock. This is located about 70 kilometres from Aberdeen and it is a place rich in history. Historians believe that the first settlement appeared in this part of Scotland as early as the Iron Age but it mostly became developed during the Middle Ages.
In modern times, one of its most significant growth periods occurred during the Industrial Revolution, when it became a major producer of fibre. It also became a major location for fishing after the construction of a harbour in the 1830s. It remained one of the largest fishing ports in the country until the end of the 20th century.
Much of the town’s economy today is reliant on tourism and many visitors are attracted to this beautiful part of Scotland every year. It is estimated that around 15,000 visitors come to the area throughout the year, with most coming in the summer months. There are many popular attractions held during the summer including sea fests, airshows and many types of maritime celebration.
There are also several re-enactments including that of the burning of a ship that occurred in Viking times. There is another re-enactments of the Declaration of Arbroath, which is regarded as one of the most important historical events in the region.
Kerr’s Miniature Railway is another popular attraction for tourists that is located nearby. This is actually the oldest of all miniature railways in Scotland and it began its operations in the 1930s.
This attraction was once so popular that around 60,000 visitors came to see it every year. It is no longer so popular today, but it still manages to fascinate visitors, especially those who have an interest in railways. The railway is entirely managed by a group of volunteers.