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.
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.