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TITLE
Nigg Yard at Dawn, 1974
EXTERNAL ID
PC_BUSH_011
PLACENAME
Nigg
DISTRICT
Fearn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Nigg
DATE OF IMAGE
1974
PERIOD
1970s
SOURCE
Alan Bush
ASSET ID
22012
KEYWORDS
industry
oil industry
ships
Nigg  Yard at Dawn, 1974

This photograph shows the oil platform construction and fabrication yard at Nigg, Easter Ross. It was taken from a position about 60 metres up an oil platform.

The yard opened in 1972 and at its height employed around 5,000 people. Business began to dwindle in the 1990s and most of the yard had been shut down by 2002. It was put up for sale in 2005 and a buyer, Global Energy Group, was eventually found in late 2011.

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Nigg Yard at Dawn, 1974

ROSS: Nigg

1970s

industry; oil industry; ships

Alan Bush

Alun Bush - Scoraig & Nigg

This photograph shows the oil platform construction and fabrication yard at Nigg, Easter Ross. It was taken from a position about 60 metres up an oil platform.<br /> <br /> The yard opened in 1972 and at its height employed around 5,000 people. Business began to dwindle in the 1990s and most of the yard had been shut down by 2002. It was put up for sale in 2005 and a buyer, Global Energy Group, was eventually found in late 2011.