Peterhead Port Guide

Peterhead Port is located in the largest settlement area of Aberdeenshire in Scotland. The site of the town in the easternmost area of mainland Scotland brought to it the nickname ‘The Blue Toon.’  The town primarily established in 1593 as a small fishing village. The construction of the Port Henry in the town led to the growth of Peterhead in terms of fishing. 

The Peterhead cruise port managed by the Peterhead Port Authority developed on January 1, 2006 due to the merger of the Peterhead Bay Authority and the Peterhead Harbor Trustees. The port is comprised of two main areas namely the Peterhead Bay Harbor and the Harbors of Peterhead. 

For cargo shipments and vessels, the Harbors of Peterhead are the primary docking station for ships. Peterhead considered to be the United Kingdom’s leading white-fish port is comprised of four docks with over 1,500 meters of quayside to accommodate large number of ships. 

Local anglers save time and money by trading directly with the Port. The Albert Quay of the port is the perfect location to handle deepwater berthing of large ships. The quay makes accessibility to the cargo ships easier and faster with diving support vessels and quayside fabrication systems. 

The Peterhead cruise terminal located at the Peterhead Bay Harbor is a deep natural water inlet that serves cruise vessels, project cargoes, frozen fishes and other exported and imported commodities. The addition of cruise ships for docking in the port greatly enlarged the tourism industry of the town. 


If you want to do some local handcrafted products, there are several options available for you. Artisans have set up stores like the Artists’ Pad, Service Point and Dach Crafts (Scottish handmade items of wood either natural or dyed) where they display their wares. For fashionable jewelries, one of the best places to go to would be the Beaverbrooks Jewelers located at 114/118 Union St., Aberdeen. Bracelets, necklaces, rings and pendants costumed designed displayed are sold at prices that are within your budget. 

Cruise passengers are also given the option to visit the towns' central market where local vendors sell their produce and handcrafted souvenir items.

Things to See

Peterhead is a mall community rich with culture, heritage and history. A visit to Peterhead would not be complete without a guided tour of the Family History Society of Buchan Arbuthnot Museum in St. Peter Street, Grampian, Aberdeen. The Family Society is located within the museum and guides tourists and locals in researching their family trees. 

Attractions include a visit to the Fraserburgh Heritage Center and the Aden Country Park. 

Restaurants and Bars

Peterhead restaurants offer a variety of cuisines which include Scottish cuisine and foreign tastes. One such restaurant is the Inn at Heath Hill; the Inn’s informal settings allows guests to be more comfortable and at ease. This encourages guests to feel more open to suggest dishes. The wait staff is known to be friendly and service oriented.

Other notable restaurants in the town of Peterhead include the Seafood Brasserie at the Palace Hotel and the Brasserie and Bar at Malmaison Aberdeen. 



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