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In the 18th Century Johnshaven was one of the largest fishing communities in Scotland.

There were 26 boats and at least 130 fishermen in 1722.

The largest boats with a crew of 10 were used only for 3 months in the summer for distant cod fishing, the smaller boats with a crew of eight the rest of the year, there being 13 boats of each type.

Johnshaven - Population 675