All Photo Box images are available for use under Creative Commons. Please credit Modern Scot.
About 40 miles north of Aberdeen you’ll find the remains of the historic fishing village of Pennan reborn as a quaint holiday retreat bustling with activity, especially during the summer months. This picturesque area is also known as “Ferness, that place where Local Hero was filmed” by locals and tourists alike. (See the 1983 official movie trailer here). We […]
Picturesque South Queensferry is a beautiful waterfront town about 10 miles from Edinburgh city centre. The most noticeable (and photographed) feature here is the Forth Bridge, which is visible from most any point. About four years ago, in the early stages of the construction of the new Forth road crossing, Mesolithic & Neolithic settlements were […]
Located in the village of Roslin, a short drive outside of Edinburgh, the quite grounds of Rosslyn Chapel became an international tourist attraction after the release of Ron Howard’s movie The Da Vinci Code (2006) which is based on Dan Brown’s best-selling novel (2003). The movie features footage filmed at the chapel in 2005. The […]
In poor condition and at high risk of further deterioration, the most notable structure in Fishtown of Usan is its lookout tower, which now lacks both a roof and floors. This 13th century settlement was once a bustling, lively fishing community with single story cottages and a thriving fishing trade. Situated on a bay in […]
On the East Coast of Aberdeenshire you’ll discover the harbour of Port Erroll which was constructed in 1875 and once home to about 70 boats and 200 fishermen. Today this tiny port is home to around 30 active vessels that collectively pull in mackerel, crab and lobster which are then distributed throughout the European Union […]
All photos are available for use under Creative Commons. Please credit Modern Scot.
Crovie remains one of the oldest preserved fishing villages in all of Europe and it’s located on the coast about an hour away from the centre of Aberdeen. A single row of cottages hug the cliffs and form a picturesque view along a narrow water front walkway. You can’t get any further off the beaten path without […]