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TITLE
Fishing boats in Stornoway Harbour
EXTERNAL ID
PAN_BF489SY667A
PLACENAME
Stornoway
DISTRICT
Lewis
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Stornoway
PERIOD
1950s
CREATOR
J Nairn
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
20896
KEYWORDS
fishing
trawlers
boats
harbours
quays
islands
Hebrides
fishing industry
fishing
Fishing boats in Stornoway Harbour

Stornoway, the main town of the Western Isles, has one of the finest natural harbours in the world. During the 1800s herring boom there were over 1000 fishing boats working out of Stornoway Harbour. There were massive landings of white fish and herring.
In 1865 the Stornoway Pier and Harbour Commission was set up to look after the harbour.
The harbour today regularly houses oil company ships, commercial and industrial freight ships, the car ferry to Ullapool and private yachts. It also still has a sizable fishing fleet, although nowhere near 1000 boats.
The boat on the left of this photograph is a Banff registered boat, BF 489, and the boat on the right is registered in Stornoway, SY 667.


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Fishing boats in Stornoway Harbour

ROSS: Stornoway

1950s

fishing; trawlers; boats; harbours; quays; islands; Hebrides; fishing industry; fishing

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Jimmy Nairn & Son

Stornoway, the main town of the Western Isles, has one of the finest natural harbours in the world. During the 1800s herring boom there were over 1000 fishing boats working out of Stornoway Harbour. There were massive landings of white fish and herring.<br /> In 1865 the Stornoway Pier and Harbour Commission was set up to look after the harbour.<br /> The harbour today regularly houses oil company ships, commercial and industrial freight ships, the car ferry to Ullapool and private yachts. It also still has a sizable fishing fleet, although nowhere near 1000 boats. <br /> The boat on the left of this photograph is a Banff registered boat, BF 489, and the boat on the right is registered in Stornoway, SY 667. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.