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TITLE
Fortrose Pier
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0442
PLACENAME
Fortrose
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Rosemarkie
DATE OF IMAGE
PERIOD
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co.
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32362
KEYWORDS
postcards
piers
harbours
sailing
rowing
swimming
Fortrose Pier

This postcard from the early twentieth century shows Fortrose Pier.

The sandstone tidal harbour at Fortrose was built by Thomas Telford in 1817 at a cost of £4,000. Some of this money came from the residual funds of the Commissioners of the Forfeited Estates. The wooden pier was added in 1879 but had disappeared by the middle of the twentieth century.

In the later 19th century, an annual regatta was held in Fortrose Bay during August, with sailing, rowing and swimming competitions. The Chanonry Boating Club developed from these regattas until suspending its operations at the start of World War I.

The club was revived in 1956 under the name "Chanonry Sailing Club". Today it is as an active club with a mixture of dinghies and cruisers and a busy calendar of events.

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Fortrose Pier

ROSS: Rosemarkie

postcards; piers; harbours; sailing; rowing; swimming

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard from the early twentieth century shows Fortrose Pier.<br /> <br /> The sandstone tidal harbour at Fortrose was built by Thomas Telford in 1817 at a cost of £4,000. Some of this money came from the residual funds of the Commissioners of the Forfeited Estates. The wooden pier was added in 1879 but had disappeared by the middle of the twentieth century.<br /> <br /> In the later 19th century, an annual regatta was held in Fortrose Bay during August, with sailing, rowing and swimming competitions. The Chanonry Boating Club developed from these regattas until suspending its operations at the start of World War I.<br /> <br /> The club was revived in 1956 under the name "Chanonry Sailing Club". Today it is as an active club with a mixture of dinghies and cruisers and a busy calendar of events.