Fresgoe

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Fresgoe
Harbour Buildings, Fresgoe.jpg
The harbour at Fresgoe
Fresgoe is located in Caithness
Fresgoe
Fresgoe
Fresgoe shown within the Caithness area
OS grid reference NC957659
Council area
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Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district KW14 7
Dialling code Thurso
Police Scottish
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EU Parliament Scotland
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58°34′10″N 3°47′40″W / 58.569311°N 3.794453°W / 58.569311; -3.794453Coordinates: 58°34′10″N 3°47′40″W / 58.569311°N 3.794453°W / 58.569311; -3.794453

Fresgoe is the main harbour for the village of Reay, overlooking Sandside Bay in Caithness in the Scottish highlands. It was built in the early 1830s, by a Major William Innes, primarily to encourage fishing and was also used on the north coast trading route.

Of the main features in Fresgoe's history was the Fresgoe Inn (now called Fresgoe House); this was at the harbour and was used by ship’s crews, often French and Dutch. It was run by Mary Moss, a French girl who married William Campbell, a Reay man who had been away fighting at the battle of Waterloo. Mary Moss was a good hostess, speaking fluent French and English.[citation needed]