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Into the Golden West, Cromarty Firth
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QZP40_CARD_0349
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Cromarty Firth
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Highland Libraries
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32262
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postcards
firths
fishing
navy
Into the Golden West, Cromarty Firth

This postcard shows a fine evening on the Cromarty Firth.

The Cromarty Firth is an inlet of the Moray Firth which separates the Black Isle from the mainland. Formed at the same time as Loch Ness it is a deep, natural harbour. The firth is surrounded by rich, arable land. It was a centre for herring fishing in its heyday and enjoyed trade with the continent.

In 1912 it became a naval base and provided a safe anchorage for the fleet in both world wars. More recently the Cromarty Firth has been used for the construction, repair and storing of North Sea oil rigs.

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Into the Golden West, Cromarty Firth

postcards; firths; fishing; navy

Highland Libraries

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This postcard shows a fine evening on the Cromarty Firth.<br /> <br /> The Cromarty Firth is an inlet of the Moray Firth which separates the Black Isle from the mainland. Formed at the same time as Loch Ness it is a deep, natural harbour. The firth is surrounded by rich, arable land. It was a centre for herring fishing in its heyday and enjoyed trade with the continent.<br /> <br /> In 1912 it became a naval base and provided a safe anchorage for the fleet in both world wars. More recently the Cromarty Firth has been used for the construction, repair and storing of North Sea oil rigs.