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Today is 25th March 2017.
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Wikishire is where you may find the best of Britain and Ireland.

Wikishire is where you are; whether you are on the Shetland islands or the South Shetland Islands, or the places between, Wikishire is a growing guide on all you need to know about the British and Irish lands.

Tell the world what you love about your home. Each shire, from Kent to Kerry is here, with ever-growing detail; if your town or village is not in Wikishire, or if something important is missed out, then log on, then -

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To begin, you can peruse the list of counties of the UK or Republic of Ireland, or even go directly to a random page! To accompany the encyclopædia we also have an interactive map of the counties of the British Isles.

Today's featured image is:

The Fishing Fleet at Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire


Fraserburgh is a major fishing town in Aberdeenshire. It lies at the extreme northeast corner of Aberdeenshire, around 40 miles north of Aberdeen, and 17 miles north of Peterhead. It is the largest shellfish port in Europe, landing over 12,000 tons in 2008, and is also a major white fish port and busy commercial harbour.

The town is named after the Frasers of Philorth who bought the lands of Philorth in 1504 and brought about major improvement through investment over the next century. Their town became a burgh of barony in 1546. By 1570, the Fraser family had built Fraserburgh Castle at Kinnaird's Head and within a year the area church was built. By the 1590s the area known as Faithlie was developing a small harbour.

In 1592, Faithlie received a royal charter and was renamed Fraserburgh (Read more)

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A wiki is a collaborative website with certain standard functions allowing easy editing of pages by anyone. At Wikishire, you may log on and start work right away.

Few things stay still for long, and here you can keep updating or improving the articles. A wiki is a constant work in progress.