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To the Secretary of State for Scotland from the Fishermen of Fraserburgh, 1888

For some time now we have been thinking about emigration as a way out of the serious decline of our main industry – the herring fishing. In no part of the East Coast have the losses been as serious as in Fraserburgh. It is vital that a scheme of emigration should be carried out so that the surplus population may avoid inevitable distress.

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