From the haunting tale of Auld Harry in the harbour, to witch trials, and the dubious business activities of Bailie Alexander Elles - explore the town, and over 500 years of scurrilous gossip. Which mysterious monarch turned up just before Christmas 1715? Meet Fisher Jessie, and see the gift that William of Prussia sent to the people of Peterhead. Find out how a loving Aunt's legacy caused terror, and hear how cannons salvaged from the Spanish Armada defended the town. Why is Peterheaad called the Blootoon? Which U Boat commander flushed his career away of the Buchan coast? Follow the Peterhead Town Trail for the whole torrid story of Britain's most easterly town.
This is a free self-guided tour around Peterhead. 21 story boards tell tales from our past. There are two routes- the short one is 2km long, while the longer 5.8 km loop takes you along the coast to the Craigewan estuary. You don't have walk the whole trail at once - dip in and out at your own pace. Enjoy the fresh air and explore the UK's sunniest town. Trail maps are available at the Arbuthnot Museum and many other outlets around town. They can also be downloaded at www.peterheadtowntrail.co.uk. Watch the website for information on occasional guided walks and events.