Old Photograph Fishing Boats Gourdon Scotland

Old photograph of fishing boats in the harbour and children on the beach in Gourdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. A coastal Scottish fishing village located South of Inverbervie and north of Johnshaven, with a harbour built in 1820. A Lifeboat station operated here from 1878 until 1969 and between 1865 and 1966 the village was linked to Montrose and Inverbervie by railway. The last working flax spinning mill in mainland Britain operated in the village's Selbie Works until 1997. Gourdon flax yarns were used to make high quality linen goods and tarpaulins and jute yarns were used in a wide range of products from car seats to carpets.

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