A fish market which featured in the BBC’s Trawlermen series has held its final sale.
Peterhead fish market, which has been used by fishermen since 2001, has closed its doors as an auction house after 17 years.
The services it usually housed will be moving to the new market premises which opens on Monday.
With space for around 7,000 boxes of fish, the facility was formally opened by the Princess Royal on August 27 in 2001.
The temperature controlled Merchant Quay building cost £3.5million to construct and featured advanced refrigerating technologies.
Stephen Bruce, who buys fish from the market as owner of the Peterhead Fish Company, said: “I have been buying fish from that market for the last few years and it’s always a really busy place.
“The building has certainly served its purpose but I don’t think anyone will have any particular attachments to it.
“I would like to know how many boxes of fish and how much money has passed through there over the years.
“To be honest, I’m looking forward to the new one as I think it will bring more boats back into the harbour.”
The market served as the scene for many of the episodes of the Trawlermen programme which has been broadcast by the BBC since 2006, following fishermen crews as they go about their work off the coast of Fraserburgh and Peterhead.
Simon Brebner, chief executive of the Peterhead Port Authority, said: “We did 6,700 boxes of fish to sell today and there’s a lot of people who have said ‘this is the last time I’ll walk through these doors’.
“The market has been a fantastic facility for the fishing industry for almost the last two decades.
“Last year there was a record number of fish landed in the harbour and the market stood up to the most rigorous of uses and delivered.
“We have to keep improving and making sure customers get as much as they can from the port so the new facilities has been eagerly awaited.
“On Monday we will start to deconstruct the old market as it is to be used by the oil and gas industry, another important aspect of north-east business, in a few months time.”