Peterheid

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The Buchanhaven aurie o Peterheid frae the north bank o the River Uige
Braid Street, Peterheid, 1976

Peterheid (Inglis: Peterhead, Scots Gaelic: Ceann Phàdraig / Inbhir Ùigidh) is the mukkilest toun in Aiberdeenshire, Scotland. Hit byds on the coast o the German Ocean an is the aestrenmaist toun on mainland Scotland. The aestrenmaist pynt is a hauf-iland cawed Keith Inch, whilk is pairt o Peterheid haven. At the tyd o the 2001 Census hit haed aboot 17,947 indwallers.

Peterheid wis foondit bi fishermen an wis maistlins an ettilt toun. In 1593 the biggin o Peterheid's first haven, Port Henry, forderd the growthe o Peterheid as a wechtie fishin an tredin port. A lifeboat station wis set up in 1865. In the 1970s thar wis a new speal o growthe whan the naurby St Fergus gas terminal wis biggit an the toun becam a mukkil steid for the ayl industrie.

Atwein 1952 an 2005, thar wis a Ryal Air Force base cawed RAF Buchan naur the toun. Peterheid umwhyl haed twa railwey hauts, Peterheid an Peterheid Docks, but baith ar nou shut.

The toun is aften eik-named The Blue Toon an hits indwallers as Blue Tooners.

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