Fame for Fraserburgh!! Bunty Davidson, aged 80, has lived all her life in Fraserburgh. She was asked to go down to London to be on the One Show and show them how to fillet herring, "Silver Darlings". As she had never left Fraserburgh the One Show had to come up here!
Herring Fishing was a great source of income to this part of Scotland and became a huge industry.
But it was the women who processed the fish. They also apparently carried their men folk 'piggy back' to the boats so they did not get wet and had dry clothes to begin their fishing!
Just look at all these boats! All around this North East Coast the herrings were turned into money. What is even more interesting/odd is that the herrings were/are a seasonal fish. Appearing June - July. That's here. Some of the women would follow the silver darlings and journey down into England to use their skills for preparing the fish that were caught.