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Living in Fraserburgh: The local area guide
A popular town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Fraserburgh is renowned for its coastal charm and impressive shellfish port. Although undeveloped back in the 15th century, the town grew thanks to the Fraser family, who bought the land in 1504. Through major investments over the years the family saw the development of Fraserburgh Castle and the area’s church, and by the 1590s the small harbour was already developing.
A major perk of the area is its marine climate, due to its proximity to the sea. Unlike many other Scottish towns, Fraserburgh benefits from mild winters, with very little difference in temperatures across the seasons. Of course, this is ideal considering the many outdoor pursuits there are within the region. From walking the local beaches, countryside and coastline, to more adrenaline-filled activities like surfing and kite sports, there’s something for everyone here. What's more, the town also boasts many attractions including the major harbour, the lighthouse museum, and the famous Kinnaird Head lighthouse and castle.
The 2001 census figures placed the population of Fraserburgh at 12,454. This number has since grown, with the National Records of Scotland assessing the current population as standing at 13,140. As a vibrant and bustling region in Aberdeenshire, it’s no surprise that Fraserburgh is one of the main populated centres on the north-east coast of Scotland.
Social and council housing are the norm in large towns like Fraserburgh, but equally much of the property landscape is owned outright, or with a mortgage.
Manufacturing and construction are the dominant forms of employment here, with health and social work services particularly popular, too – as you might expect from a bustling town..
Fraserburgh is popular with families and offers a wide range of schools to choose from. The variety of educational establishments include four primary schools, a secondary school and college of further education, as well as a SEN school.
The primary school choices include Fraserburgh North School, Fraserburgh South Park School, Lochpots School, and St Andrew's School. Fraserburgh South Park School is one of the popular schools in the area with a larger number of pupils and a strong inspection report. In its 2010 inspection by Education Scotland, it was rated ‘good’ in the majority of areas assessed.
The other schools located in the town include Fraserburgh Academy, Westfield School, for children with special educational needs, and North East Scotland College.
With its close proximity to Aberdeen, it’s no surprise that Fraserburgh offers a great public transportation network. There are bus links from Aberdeen, and the town is easily explored by car. What’s more, both methods of transport also offer unmistakable highland views of the coastline and surrounding countryside.
While the transport system in Fraserburgh will meet all your needs, it’s only an hour drive to Aberdeen – your local hub that gets you anywhere in the world. Home to a ferry port, railway and an international airport, which sits just 34 miles away, you can explore the surrounding region, and further afield, with ease.
Amenities and shopping
Fraserburgh has a number of sporting facilities including a swimming pool, ten-pin bowling alley, tennis courts, skate park and several football pitches. For those looking for more sophisticated sporting activities, there’s also Fraserburgh Golf Club, the fifth oldest club in Scotland and seventh oldest in the world. Home to an 18-hole and a 9-hole course, along with a modern clubhouse, it’s an ideal spot for keen golfers.
Everyday amenities, including banks, pharmacies and supermarkets. There’s not one, but three major supermarkets located within the town including an Asda, Co-op and Tesco Superstore.
While you’ll be able to get your shopping fix in Fraserburgh, across the mix of independent and high street stores, a day trip to Aberdeen will offer up even more choice. Trinity Shopping Centre and Union Square Shopping Centre, both located in the city, are just two spots you might like to visit.
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