Please Sign In | Register
Google pluspinterestShare on Stumble UponShare on RedditFacebookShare on Tumblr
TITLE
Nigg Yard, 1970s
EXTERNAL ID
PC_BUSH_012
PLACENAME
Nigg
DISTRICT
Fearn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Nigg
PERIOD
1970s
SOURCE
Alan Bush
ASSET ID
22013
KEYWORDS
industry
oil industry
construction
Nigg Yard, 1970s

This photograph was taken at 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.

For guidance on the use of images and other content, please see the Terms and Conditions page.
High Life Highland is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland No. SC407011 and is a registered Scottish charity No. SC042593
Powered by Capture

Nigg Yard, 1970s

ROSS: Nigg

1970s

industry; oil industry; construction

Alan Bush

Alun Bush - Scoraig & Nigg

This photograph was taken at 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.