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TITLE
Ships housing workmen at Nigg Yard, 1970s
EXTERNAL ID
PC_BUSH_023
PLACENAME
Nigg
DISTRICT
Fearn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Nigg
PERIOD
1970s
CREATOR
Alun Bush
SOURCE
Alan Bush
ASSET ID
22024
KEYWORDS
industry
oil industry
ships
cruise ships
Ships housing workmen at Nigg Yard, 1970s

This photograph shows two Greek cruise ships tied alongside each other at the oil platform construction and fabrication yard at Nigg, Easter Ross. They were used to provide accommodation for some of the non-local workers employed at the yard.

In the foreground is the dock gate which could be opened to allow the platforms to be floated away.

In the background is the South Sutor, one of two headlands (the other being the North Sutor) which overlook the entrance to the Cromarty Firth. The Sutors are said to be named after two giants who lived on the headlands and watched over the people of Cromarty. They were hard-working shoemakers who used to throw tools to each other across the narrow strait.

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Ships housing workmen at Nigg Yard, 1970s

ROSS: Nigg

1970s

industry; oil industry; ships; cruise ships

Alan Bush

Alun Bush - Scoraig & Nigg

This photograph shows two Greek cruise ships tied alongside each other at the oil platform construction and fabrication yard at Nigg, Easter Ross. They were used to provide accommodation for some of the non-local workers employed at the yard.<br /> <br /> In the foreground is the dock gate which could be opened to allow the platforms to be floated away.<br /> <br /> In the background is the South Sutor, one of two headlands (the other being the North Sutor) which overlook the entrance to the Cromarty Firth. The Sutors are said to be named after two giants who lived on the headlands and watched over the people of Cromarty. They were hard-working shoemakers who used to throw tools to each other across the narrow strait.