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.
Auchmithie, viewed from the beach
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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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