SKETRAW, a village, in the parish of Fetteresso, county of Kincardine, 6 miles (N. E. by N.) from Stonehaven; containing 183 inhabitants. This village, which is situated on the eastern coast, to the north of Stranathro, is chiefly inhabited by persons employed in the white-fishery, which is carried on to a considerable extent, and in which seven boats, having each a crew of five persons, are regularly engaged. Great quantities of haddocks are taken here, of which, after supplying the markets in the immediate neighbourhood, considerable numbers are cured, and sent by the Edinburgh steamers to the London market. During the season, the inhabitants are also engaged in the herring-fisheries at Peterhead and Fraserburgh.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

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