Collieston  Aberdeenshire


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Collieston like this:

Colliston, a fishing village in Slains parish, Aberdeenshire, on a romantic small bay, ¼ mile S of Slains church, and 6 miles E by S of Ellon, under which it has a post office. Eighty years since a famous smuggling place, it offers a picturesque appearance, straggling among cliffs and over braes; and it carries on a vigorous trade in fishing for haddocks, cod, whitings, and turbot, and in preparing ' Colliston speldings,' or haddocks dried on the rock.

Collieston through time

Collieston is now part of Aberdeenshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Aberdeenshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Collieston itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Collieston in Aberdeenshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th July 2024

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