Fraserburgh Overview Fraserburgh is a large town set in the county of Aberdeenshire, Scotland. During the last census ...
Fraserburgh is a large town set in the county of Aberdeenshire, Scotland. During the last census the population was recorded at 12,451. Fraserburgh is situated at the furthest North-East section of Aberdeenshire. The nearest city is approximately 40 miles South of Fraserburgh, which is Aberdeen. Peterhead lies 17 miles to the South.
Fraserburgh is a well known and established fishing port, with the fishing industry being one of its biggest industries. Fraserburgh is the biggest shellfish port in Europe, bringing in just over 12,000 tonnes of shellfish every year. Fraserburgh is also a major and busy commercial harbour.
The cost of living in Fraserburgh is on an average level for Scotland. A two bed house will cost in the region of £135,000 to purchase. Housing is generally highly sought after and due to this a rental property is hard to find. Many residents of Fraserburgh tend to be home owners, opposed to renting a property.
Fraserburgh Job Opportunities
The biggest industry is fishing, with a large number of people still taking jobs in Fraserburgh within this sector. According to Aberdeenshire Council, the largest employers within Fraserburgh were NHS Grampian, Aberdeenshire Council, as well as Banff and Buchan College. There are also education jobs and healthcare jobs available.
Fraserburgh Employment Trends
The number of jobs in Fraserburgh that have been available has remained fairly steady for the last decade. Whilst fishing and farming tend to be the main industries of the area, there are also employment opportunities elsewhere. One of the largest historical employers, Young's Seafood, unfortunately shut down one of their sites in Fraserburgh causing a loss of jobs within the area. The BBC reported a jobs fair was taking place in January 2016 to attempt to find the workers from the factory other sources of employment.