Peterhead has evolved to boast a diverse economy, including food processing, textiles, service industries and of course, fishing.
Today, the Peterhead Project initiative brings together Aberdeenshire Council, Scottish Enterprise Grampian and Communities Scotland with a range of commerce and community representatives in promoting business diversification and town centre development.
Meanwhile the Peterhead Port Authority continues to extend the harbour breakwater as a stimulus to the town’s continued economic development.
Within easy reach of Aberdeen, and just a short drive from the sea, Peterhead remains a popular town in which to live and work.
Sea and sand
There is always something to do in Peterhead, yet the peace and serenity of the nearby beaches is ideal for getting away from it all. Peterhead offers you the chance to observe birds, seals, dolphins and whales. Just outside the town, Bullers of Buchan, a collapsed sea cave, provides some of the most stunning natural scenery in the region.
Peterhead Marina offers excellent facilities for boat owners in the area. Comprising more than 100 berths, it has been recognised as one of the best-equipped leisure harbours in the north east of Scotland. If sailing isn’t your thing, Peterhead also offers good facilities for rugby, football, sailing, boxing and golf.
Traditional and modern
The town has six primary and one secondary school – Scotland’s largest teaching establishment; Peterhead Academy – as well as two specialist schools for children with additional learning needs. Peterhead is a town that delivers the ideal balance of the historic and the modern. Inverugie Meadows has been designed to blend perfectly with this wonderful corner of Scotland.