Welcome to Gamrie . . .
and the villages of Gardenstown & Crovie
Built into the old red sandstone cliffs the villages have a quaint atmosphere. From the lovely harbour and beaches you can look out over the Moray Firth and perhaps catch a glimpse of the dolphins that often swim in the bay or experience one of the stunning sunsets.
Where We Are
Gardenstown & Crovie are located on the Moray First Coastline in the North East of Scotland. This coastline was voted one of the best in the world by National Geographic tourism experts – see Coastal Destinations Top Rated
“A popular vacation spot for more than a century, this coast offers “outstanding cliff scenery” and maintains “a strong community feeling.” Seasonal and year-round residents appear to live in relative harmony. Tourism keeps “pretty coastal villages” economically afloat as Scotland’s fishing industry declines.”
Rough Guides 2016 have announced ‘Britain’s 30 Best Seaside Towns’ and Gardenstown reached 11th in the UK and 2nd in Scotland.
“Scotland’s northeast coast has a bleak, rugged quality, with a series of small fishing villages dotted along the miles of lonely beaches. The prettiest of the lot is Gardenstown, with stone cottages huddled around a wave-gnawed bay, and newer buildings clinging to the nearby cliffs. There’s little to do here beyond soaking up the solitude, taking a windswept stroll along the waterfront, and dropping into the small gallery and teashop down by the harbour. Pure bliss.”
We would like to thank:
Bryan & Carla Angus, Ron Beaty, Donald Martin, Sue Scarrott, Kathleen Smith, Kelly Wiseman and Michael Wiseman for the kind use of their photography and Nicky Thom for her poetry.
Banffshire Partnership Ltd – www.banffshirepartners.co.uk, Purple Creative Design – www.purplecreativedesign.co.uk and Sue Scarrott for the contributions, design and production to make this community site possible.