If you are in the Buckie Area we extend to you a warm welcome to visit us at the Heritage Centre. You will discover the unique fishing history of this lovely part of the Moray Firth.

We have a very extensive range of photographs which depict all aspects of the fishing industries which flourished here in the past.

Our collection is in excess of 8000 photographs and includes most of the BCK and BF boat registrations and some other neighbouring registrations.
In addition you will find photographs showing the gutting quines, coopers and many other items relating to the heritage of Buckie and District

There are numerous artefacts on display and a splendid collection of model boats ranging from Scaffies, Zulu boats, Drifters and Motor Fishing boats.

Photographs may be accessed on our computers at the Centre or you can sit and browse through our large collection which is available to you in books.

Church Street Portknockie Portknockie

Jock Tamson’s Bairns

Jock Tamson's Bairns - Homecoming 2009

Travel Back in time with a collection of photos from Cullen through to Portgordon.

Commentary by the Buckie Blethers.

Come and say hello…

Admission is free although donations are welcome to assist with the cost of our overheads. Please call and have a chat with the members who are on duty and who will only be too happy to assist with any enquiries you may have.

Visits may be arranged to the Heritage Centre by groups and visitors during the close season by contacting a member of the Committee or by leaving a message at the adjoining Public Library. School Groups, organisations and individuals are always made welcome provided a mutually convenient time is arranged for out of hours visits.

Fishing 1909

The story starts in the end years of the 19th Century with the sail boats reigning supreme as the harvesters of the seas. Then the 'new boats on the blocks' the steam drifters take over from the sail boats.

Like the sail boats they fish in all weathers but are not confined to the vagaries of the wind and tide as much as the sail boats were. Were they efficient?

From the past...

Seamen’s Memorial Chapel

The Memorial Chapel is for those who have lost their lives at sea.

The Wreck of the Evangeline

This poem tells the story of a fishing boat lost at sea on the 16th/17th January 1905.

Old Snippets

This is a very valuable resource for those looking for family or boats from the past.


Most of the interviews were conducted by volunteers in 1988.

Lost at Sea

A PDF list of men lost at sea. The list dates back to 1857


The first premises used were a small room within the Buckie Public Library which subsequently became...

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