The harbour at Portknockie at the end of the 19th century was like most of the harbours ‘along the coast’ packed with fishing boats, mainly ‘Zulu drifters’.  

Boat-building would have been ongoing at the harbour as well as many fisher girls or ‘Gutting quines’ busy processing the herring.  

Today there is a couple of small fishing boats used for crab and lobster fishing; otherwise the harbour is predominately used by pleasure craft.  

There is also still an open-air swimming pool located at the harbour which is popular with the kids on a sunny summer’s day.

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