NEWHAVEN — A  UNIQUE FISHING VILLAGE ON THE COAST OF THE FORTH, PROUD OF ITS TRADITIONS, CULTURE AND HISTORY

Supported by NEWHAVEN HERITAGE CENTRE which is recognised as a Scottish registered charity No. SC044837

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If you have contributions to make to the knowledge base and photographic archives on any of the topics on this page, they would be most welcome.  Please contact archivist@newhavenonforth.org.uk

Newhaven is a former fishing village with over 500 years of history.  Theirs is a story about shipbuilding, oysters and fish.  About the famed fishermen and fishwives.  About a proud independent community.


But theirs also is simply a story about a village doing everything in its power to keep its neighbouring “big brothers” of Leith, and particularly Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, at arms length, factors that make Newhaven unique and underlines the need to preserve its heritage.

History

If you have contributions to make to the knowledge base and photographic archives on any of the topics in this website, please contact

archivist@
newhavenonforth.
org.uk

Model of the Great Michael

Model of The Great Michael on display in Ocean Terminal, Leith

© Kim Traynor

Newhaven Main Street

Newhaven’s Origins

Newhaven's Great Michael

The Great Michael

Newhaven Anchor at Great Michael Rise

Traditions

Newhaven's Open-Air Fish Market pre 1896

Oysters, Fish, Whales

Newhaven Beach in 1845

Smuggling

Newhaven's War Memorial

Defence & War

Newhaven Victoria Primary School

Victoria School

Newhaven to Edinburgh Railway

Chains and Trains

Newhaven's St Andrew's Church spire Newhaven visitor Charles Darwin (1840)

Religion

Darwin & Co

Free Fishermen’s Society