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(pētərhĕd`), town (1991 pop. 16,804), Aberdeenshire, NE Scotland, on a peninsula on the North Sea. It is the easternmost town, with a good harbor, of Scotland. Chiefly a center of herring fisheries, Peterhead has fish canneries, distilleries, and woolen mills. The town was founded in 1593 by George Keith, 5th earl marischal of Scotland. James Francis StuartStuart or Stewart, James Francis Edward,
1688–1766, claimant to the British throne, son of James II and Mary of Modena; called the Old Pretender.
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, the Old Pretender, landed secretly at Peterhead in 1715. The local economy benefited from the discovery of North Sea oil in the early 1970s.
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Meanwhile, the jubilant players and officials of Elgin City and Peterhead will be in celebratory mood as they journey to take on the league's bottom clubs.
Willie Gibson feared he may have to quit Peterhead this summer over a scheduling clash.
PETERHEAD ...2 HEARTS............1 HEARTS handed the initiative to Dunfermline ahead of Saturday's Group B decider after a late Rory McAllister winner at Peterhead saw them slump to an embarrassing defeat.
Stirling Albion ..................1 Peterhead .........................2 Jim McInally revealed he is ready to unleash three strikers on Peterhead's rivals after his team moved seven points clear at the top.
Out Jackie McNamara (Falkirk), Martin Skinner (Peterhead), Neil McVitie (Peterhead), Davie Ross (Peterhead), Karim Touzani (Sparta Rotterdam), Barry Nicholson, Steve Lovell, Dave Bus, Richie Byrne, Derek Soutar, Jon Smith, Dan Smith (all released).
PETERHEAD were late last night waiting to learn their fate after allegations of "fixture manipulation" were heard at an emergency Highland League management meeting.
ruairidh Sandison was reported missing from his home in Peterhead.
The Dual Peterhead group, which formed last year, wants better connections between Peterhead and the AWPR road by dualling the A90 north of Ellon.
Rory McAllister's double helped leaders Peterhead stretch their unbeaten run to eight games.
GOAL-GRABBER Brian Grant last night laid down the gauntlet to title pretenders PETERHEAD and said HUNTLY were heading for a clean sweep.
Peterhead have been eliminated from the Betfred Cup following this defeat by Raith Rovers.
THE RNLI has drafted in a trainer to help get the suspended crew back up and running in Peterhead.