Portsoy, Aberdeenshire

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Portsoy is a town in Aberdeenshire

Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Portsoy within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Portsoy in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Portsoy, seaport town and quoad sacra par. with ry. sta., Fordyce par., Banffshire - quoad sacra par., pop. 2313; town, 8½ miles W. of Banff, pop. 2091; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Portsoy ranks as a creek under Banff, and carries on trade coastwise and with the Baltic. A number of the inhabitants are engaged in the fisheries. There is an extensive distillery (Glenglassaugh) in the neighbourhood. Portsoy was made a burgh of barony in 1550; the Earl of Seafield is the superior.

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