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At the time when Fleming painted these scenes, Arbroath was one of the larger fishing ports in Scotland. Arbroath is also famous as the home of Arbroath smokies. These are pairs of haddock tied at the tails and smoked over burning hardwood chips in square barrels. This process still takes place in a number of backstreet smokeries close to Arbroath harbour.
oil on panel
H 71 x W 82 cm
purchased with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund, 2016