Auchmithie, viewed from the beach
Auchmithie shown within Angus
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Auchmithie is a former fishing village in Angus, Scotland, three miles north east of the town of Arbroath. It sits atop a cliff of red sandstone conglomerate of Devonian date, approximately 120 feet above a shingle beach. Among the pebbles on the beach, derived from those weathered out of the cliffs (themselves derived from pebbles deposited by a massive ancient river-delta), a significant percentage are jasper, predominantly dark red, with rarer examples green or yellow.
In the dilapidated harbour, built in 1891, there are still some small fishing boats.
The Arbroath Smokie (haddock hot smoked in a particular way) originated in Auchmithie.
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- Joe Dorward's website with a panoramic view of Auchmithie's harbour
- Old photos of Auchmithie and the harbour, pre 1923
- Latest census information, 2001, with specific reference to Auchmithie
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