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7227146 
 Smokies production at Arbroath harbour. Bill Spink of M&M Spink in Arbroath with some freshly smoked Smokies

The Arbroath Smokie originally came from the small fishing village of Auchmithie, 3 miles North-East of Arbroath. Local legend has it that a store caught fire one night, destroying barrels of Haddock preserved in salt. The following morning, the people of Auchmithie came to clean up the ruin and found some of the barrels had caught fire, cooking the Haddock inside. Further inspections revealed the Haddock was edible and quite tasty.

In reality, it,s much more likely that the villagers at Auchmithie are of Scandinavian descent as the Smokie making process is similar to methods of smoking which are still carried out today in areas of Scandinavia. 
 Keywords: smokie, Arbroath, harbour, fish, haddock, traditional
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Photographer: Paul Reid
Collection: Arbroath Smokies
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7227146
Upload Date: Wednesday, March 03, 2004
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Smokies production at Arbroath harbour. Bill Spink of M&M Spink

in Arbroath with some freshly smoked Smokies

The Arbroath Smokie originally came from the small fishing village of Auchmithie, 3 miles North-East of Arbroath. Local legend has it that a store caught fire one night, destroying barrels of Haddock preserved in salt. The following morning, the people of Auchmithie came to clean up the ruin and found some of the barrels had caught fire, cooking the Haddock inside. Further inspections revealed the Haddock was edible and quite tasty.

In reality, it,s much more likely that the villagers at Auchmithie are of Scandinavian descent as the Smokie making process is similar to methods of smoking which are still carried out today in areas of Scandinavia.
Keywords: smokie, Arbroath, harbour, fish, haddock, traditional