Banff Harbour

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Sector : Tourism
Category: Harbour
Selling Place : Banff tourist hub

Banff Harbour, a former fishing and cargo port, came into being in 1625 when rocks were cleared from Guthrie’s Haven to form what is now the inner basin. Further improvements to the harbour were carried out in 1770 by John Smeaton creating what is now the middle basin and the East pier and then again in 1818 by Thomas Telford resulting in the creation of the North Breakwater, forming the outer basin, along with the construction of the lighthouse.