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Crawton


Aberdeenshire

The only evidence of the once thriving fishing community of Crawton, on the southeast Aberdeenshire coast to the north of Catterline, is Crawton Farm which lies to the north of Crawton Bay. Following nearly 50 years of decline, Crawton was finally deserted by its last inhabitant in 1927 and now all that survive on the clifftop above the shingle beach are the ruins of 23 houses and a school. In its heyday, 30 Crawton men fished 12 boats and the village had its own fish merchant.


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