Open Doors Day at Dunbar Harbour

Interpreting the history

McArthur’s Store, or Spott’s Girnell (granary) as it was first known, was first recorded in 1658 located on a spur of rock within the eastern harbour of Dunbar that had been established a few years earlier under Oliver Cromwell. Early charters described the property as the “white herring house with girnell” with its close, yards, and falls, with “full sea in all places”. The building is one of the oldest continuously used harbour buildings in Scotland.

Come and see round McArthur’s Store and while you are here please visit Dunbar Battery and the historic harbours.

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