The Rev. James Little wrote in 1794 - "that the great staple of the fisheries were cod, of which large quantities, and some of excellent quality, are taken here and carried to Dumfries and neighboring smaller towns....
Of shell-fish large quantities of cockles and mussels are found on the coast; also shrimps, whelks, and other smaller kinds of little value."
Handbook of The United Parishes of Colvend and Southwick, W.R. M'Diarmid, 2nd Edition, 1895, Reprinted 1992.
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History, Handbook of The United Parishes of Colvend and Southwick, W.R. M'Diarmid, 2nd Edition, Published by James Maxwell & Son, 1895: Republished, 1992, Castlepoint Press, Barlay Cottage, Colvend, Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire, DG5 4QB, ISBN 1 897604 00 9
Kirkcudbright,New Statistical Account of Scotland, 2nd Series,