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Findochty, Moray

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Findochty, Moray

Findochty (Scots: Finichty, Scottish Gaelic: Am Fionn Ochdamh) is a village in Moray/Banffshire, Scotland, 4 miles east of the town of Buckie. In 1568 the Ord family acquired the manor, port, custom and fishers' lands of Findochty, and later built Findochty Castle, now a ruin, which stands to the west of the village. In 1716 the Ords brought 13 men and 4 boys from Fraserburgh under contract to fish from Findochty, and for a time the harbour was busy with landings of herring and white fish.
Post townBUCKIE
Administrative CountyMoray
Traditional CountyBanffshire
OS GridNJ4668
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityGrampian
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGrampian
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGrampian
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01542
Population1,106
 

Findochty, Moray in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Findochty, fishing vil. with ry. sta., Rathven par., Banffshire, 3½ miles NE. of Buckie, pop. 936; P.O.

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