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 the locality of Montrose, it’s almost possible to hear this little village spring back to life if you use your imagination just a bit.

The good news is that the Wild Scottish Salmon Company still operates nearby, although it’s one of the last family run businesses of its kind in the region.