Portsoy  Banffshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Portsoy like this:

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.

Portsoy through time

Portsoy is now part of Aberdeenshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Aberdeenshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Portsoy itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Portsoy, in Aberdeenshire and Banffshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 16th April 2024

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