Findochty, or "Finechty" as the locals would say, celebrated its 300 year "birthday" in 2016. The sea inlet to the east of the village and at the front of the cottage created a natural fishing port, and this was the origins of the fishing settlement. At one point there was a bustling boat yard, where steam drifters were built, and in 1965 the village hosted a visit from HM The Queen.
Findochty is an authentic and charming fishing village, and very much a real taste of the north east of Scotland. Though the boatyard no longer exists, and the harbour is now used for smaller leisure and local creel boats, the village has retained its lively and bustling appeal, and is very picturesque. Hear the bells from the white church on a sunny summer morning and you could be anywhere on the Mediterranean!
Findochty oozes character and is well worth a visit. Catch it in the right light and much of it looks extremely attractive too. But what makes it so worthwhile is the sense that it is a "real life" settlement. Though welcoming, it is not dressed up to please visitors and nor does it go out of its way to cater for them. Come and see some of the real Scotland."