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Pennan Aberdeenshire Scotland

Pennan Aberdeenshire Scotland

Pennan, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Photographic Print of Small fishing village of Pennan from Robert Harding.

Pennan Aberdeenshire Scotland

Small fishing village of Pennan, setting of the movie Local Hero, north coast, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Photographic Print of Small fishing village of Pennan from Robert Harding.

Pennan seems to have come into existence as a fishing village in the 1700s. Until the 1930s, the population of the village seems to have come under three main surnames, Watt, Gatt and West. The people of Pennan were dependent on the sea. Most families had small boats for their own personal use. Where the men would catch the fish, it was usually down to the women and children to try and sell it to clients in the country. In the last 50 years, most of the native families have moved out and most of the houses have been bought as holiday homes. Pennan became famous in the 1980s for being used as one of the main locations for the film Local Hero, and representing the fictional village of Ferness.

 

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