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The fishing port of Peterhead lies on the Aberdeenshire coast in North East Scotland. The extensive harbour incorporates Keith Inch, the most easterly part of mainland Scotland, but it is not exactly an inviting spot for tourists, unlike the other 3 points. The harbour is a very industrial area, of sheds and workshops related to the fishing industry and marine services. More industrial areas proliferate around the town, which has grown substantially in recent years, no doubt boosted by the North Sea Oil boom.
The main road past the town is the A90, which runs around the town bypass. In the past, it was the A952 that came into the town, but when the A90 was extended north to serve Aberdeenshire, it was routed over the A952 rather than the A92 to the west, that route becoming being given the A952 number. The old route through the town is now the A982, connecting to the bypass at either end. The only other classified road in Peterhead is the A950, the town unusual in not having any B roads. The A950 starts in the town centre and heads west, crossing the bypass and continuing north west to the coast at Macduff.
|Town Centre, A90|