This settlement by the coast of Aberdeen was founded around Port Henry Harbour in the 16th century by fishermen. As one would expect from a town by the sea rich in natural resources, as well as fish processing companies there are a number of textile, oil and gas and supermarket companies operating in the area.
Peterhead has some interesting features. It has the oldest salmon-smoking house in Scotland, and an 18 hole golf course by the sea and Slains Castle, which was the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula.
Efforts have been made to invest in and develop the Peterhead Bay area to attract more tourists. The future should show an improvement of local attractions, amenities and general appeal of this maritime town. For those wanting to take advantage of the cruise-liners that regularly dock, there are hotels, guest houses and B&Bs.