Stotfield Point

A headland on the Moray Firth coast at Branderburgh, Stotfield Point was chosen by the Burghers of Elgin as the site for a new fishing harbour in 1834. Developed hand in hand with Branderburgh (the new town of Lossiemouth) the harbour was designed for the Stotfield and Lossiemouth Harbour Company by James Bremner of Wick to cope with a large herring fishing fleet. Constructed between 1837 and 1839, the harbour was enlarged in 1852 when a railway link with Elgin was opened. At its peak it was frequented by 120 herring fishing boats and it was here in 1879 that the first of the Zulu class of fishing boats was built.

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