The beauty of this small,
cobbled fishing town is in stark contrast to what
happened on a cold October night in 1881 when 129
men – virtually all the local men folk - were
killed during a catastrophic storm.
It was the worst fishing disaster in Scotland’s long history.
|The nearby ruin of Fast Castle was dubbed ‘Wolf’s Crag’ by the great Edinburgh-born writer Sir Walter Scott in his 1819 novel ‘The Bride of Lammemoor’.|