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Marine Business Directory: Our Directory lists almost 4000 marine businesses, search by area, harbour, category, or any mixture of these. Access from the individual harbour pages or browse all The Business Directory
Videos ..."gems" in here inclucing a very Non PC video of nautical mishaps, amateurs and professionals making catastrophic mistakes. Click for Videos
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For basic data on harbours we do not cover, we recommend trying ports-and-harbours (www.ports.org.uk) which gives contact details and photos covering 700 UK locations.
Finally, we are very approachable and easy to get hold of. We answer you emails and phone calls promptly...( 01983 567866 OR adminATvisitmyharbour.com) here's a selection of the type of enquiries we get and answer cheerfully.. You SAID.. we SAID
Contacts: HM through Buckie on 01542 831700
The first thing to note about Findochty is that it is pronounced “Finnechty” with a soft “ch” as in “loch” (Scottish); goodness knows why, something to do with the Gaelic we believe! Anyway, Finnechty is about four miles east of Buckie and just round the corner from Portknockie to its east. The presence of Buckie is a boon to yachties who miss the tide when returning from far afield as one can dive in there and await the tide to get into Finnechty.
On the other hand the development of Buckie as a 24 hour fishing port as early as the 1880s was the downfall of Finnechty harbour as, when other harbours were reaping the benefits of the herring industry, the local Finnechty herring boats migrated to Buckie and have stayed there to this day.
Nowadays all that remains of the fishing fleet are a few creel boats and long-liners catching mackerel when they are running. The Moray council have installed a couple of tidal pontoons on the inshore wall of the inner harbour which are fully occupied by local boat owners, so visitors have to take an alongside berth on the West wall. There is no Harbour office or Harbour Master at Finnechty but one of the Buckie Harbour watch-keepers has special responsibility for the harbour.
There is a very active Watersports Club which runs yacht races and has social and racing intercourse with the Moray coast sailing clubs (mainly Lossiemouth and Banff which lie about three hours sailing East and West of here – or two and a half hours if you are clever!). When the Council closed the Harbour “Office”, the Watersports club took over the building which is next to their own wee “cuddy”, and at one stage the Council tried to enlist them to collect visiting dues; they declined and today Moray Council relies on visiting yachties to phone the Buckie office (though there is a telephone number for the “harbour master” displayed on a board at the root of the West pier) It’s up to you if you ring him; you’ll get an answering machine and he’ll drop by at some time to collect your money. If you do have to drop in to Buckie to await the tide they will combine the harbour dues for Buckie and Finnechty anyway. ... read more