Fisherrow Harbour

Fisherrow harbour is situated in the Fisherrow area of Musselburgh, to the west of the River Esk. It lies 7 miles to the East of Edinburgh, on the East Lothian coast. The present harbour dates back to the 17thcentury, although many structural changes have been made over time.

 

http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=5&lat=56.0000&lon=-4.0000&layers=1&b=1

It served as a  port for fishermen who sailed out to catch herring, and later white fish, prawns and sprats. There was also a fishmarket at this location where fishwives would sell the catch. Today, the harbour is mainly used by leisure boats and only fragments of this previous way of life remain. With the Fisherrow sands located to the immediate west, the area is popular as a leisure spot.

 

 

https://canmore.org.uk/site/53805/musselburgh-fisherrow-harbour

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s