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Ferryden, a fishing village in Craig parish, Forfarshire, on the right bank of the South Esk river, 1 mile above its mouth, directly opposite Montrose, but 1¼ mile therefrom by road. Till the river was bridged, it was the ferry-station on the road from Aberdeen, by way of Montrose, to the S of Scotland. It conducts a fishery so extensive as to employ about 200 men in boats, to send offloads of fish to the markets of Montrose, Brechin, Forfar, Dundee, Perth, and other towns, and to supply immense quantities to fish-curers in Montrose for the markets of the South. It contains a post office under Montrose, the Free church of Craig, and two public schools. Pop. (1861) 1113, (1871) 1395, (1881) 1520.—Ord. Sur., sh. 57, 1868.

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