The village of Crovie in Aberdeenshire, Scotland

The village of Crovie in Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Crovie is a small village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK comprising a single row of houses. Unlike the similar neighbouring village, Pennan, Crovie is situated on such a narrow ledge that any cars have to be left at the south of the village.

Crovie was established by families (crofters) who had been moved off the land to make room for the landlord’s sheep. Here, they operated fishing boats for the landlord and gradually acquired their own craft instead. The fishing industry declined in the 20th century before ceasing altogether with the storm of 1953, which washed away a number of structures and forced the residents to flee. Since then most of the buildings have been turned into holiday lets.

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