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TITLE
Sailors at Football, Cromarty
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0330
PLACENAME
Cromarty
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Cromarty
DATE OF IMAGE
PERIOD
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32236
KEYWORDS
postcards
firths
navy
geology
Sailors at Football, Cromarty

This postcard from the early twentieth century shows sailors playing football in a park in Cromarty. Behind is the cliff of the South Sutor, one of the two headlands which guard the entrance to the Cromarty Firth.

The Cromarty Firth is an inlet of the Moray Firth. Formed at the same time as Loch Ness it is a deep natural harbour. In 1912 it became a naval base and provided a safe anchorage for the fleet in both world wars. The entrance to the Firth was easily protected and the Sutors bristled with military fortifications the remains of which can still be seen. More recently the Cromarty Firth has been used for the construction and repair and mothballing of North Sea oil rigs.

In the top right corner of the picture is a small portrait of Hugh Miller, folklorist and geologist who was born in Cromarty.

At the bottom left is Cromarty's coat of arms which consists of three boars' heads on a shield with a coronet above.

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Sailors at Football, Cromarty

ROSS: Cromarty

postcards; firths; navy; geology

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard from the early twentieth century shows sailors playing football in a park in Cromarty. Behind is the cliff of the South Sutor, one of the two headlands which guard the entrance to the Cromarty Firth.<br /> <br /> The Cromarty Firth is an inlet of the Moray Firth. Formed at the same time as Loch Ness it is a deep natural harbour. In 1912 it became a naval base and provided a safe anchorage for the fleet in both world wars. The entrance to the Firth was easily protected and the Sutors bristled with military fortifications the remains of which can still be seen. More recently the Cromarty Firth has been used for the construction and repair and mothballing of North Sea oil rigs.<br /> <br /> In the top right corner of the picture is a small portrait of Hugh Miller, folklorist and geologist who was born in Cromarty.<br /> <br /> At the bottom left is Cromarty's coat of arms which consists of three boars' heads on a shield with a coronet above.