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TITLE
Wick Harbour
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0172
PLACENAME
Wick
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Wick
PERIOD
1950s
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co.
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32070
KEYWORDS
harbours
fishing
herring
North Sea oil
boats
boat
postcards
Wick Harbour

This postcard shows Wick Harbour in quieter days, several years after the decline of the town's herring fishing industry. The harbour's fortunes improved during the 1970s with the discovery of North Sea oil, when the port became a base for offshore supply vessels.

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Wick Harbour

CAITHNESS: Wick

1950s

harbours; fishing; herring; North Sea oil; boats; boat; postcards

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows Wick Harbour in quieter days, several years after the decline of the town's herring fishing industry. The harbour's fortunes improved during the 1970s with the discovery of North Sea oil, when the port became a base for offshore supply vessels.