Skateraw Where did the name Skateraw come from? An article done by Sheila Hamilton for the Aberdeen Evening Express quotes Johnny Masson one of the
last of the Skateraw Masson & Christie Fisherfolk.
"Let us at once dispose of any theory that the name "Skateraw" has anything to do with the fish 'skate'.. It comes, says Johnny Masson, without
hesitation, from the Gaelic meaning a 'row on a rock'. In fact, his father used to talk about there having been an old row of cottages on the cliff top above the cave in the little harbor..."
the entire article Fishy Stories from Skateraw on Stuart Christie's web page.
The Christies of Skateraw, Muchalls, Cowie, Findon & Downies