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Auchmithie is a former fishing village in Angus, Scotland, three miles north east of the town of Arbroath.[1] 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.

Auchmithie
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Auchmithie, viewed from the beach
Auchmithie is located in Angus
Auchmithie
Auchmithie
Auchmithie shown within Angus
Population183 
OS grid referenceNO680443
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CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townARBROATH
Postcode districtDD11
Dialling code01241
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56°35′22″N 2°31′22″W / 56.589517°N 2.522639°W / 56.589517; -2.522639Coordinates: 56°35′22″N 2°31′22″W / 56.589517°N 2.522639°W / 56.589517; -2.522639

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.

Sir Walter Scott stayed in the Waverley Hotel in Auchmithie and described Auchmithie in his novel The Antiquary (1816), under the name 'Musslecrag'.

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  1. ^ "Dundee and Montrose, Forfar and Arbroath", Ordnance Survey Landranger Map (B2 ed.), 2007, ISBN 0-319-22980-7

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