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TITLE
Harbour and Craig Wood, Fortrose
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0448
PLACENAME
Fortrose
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Rosemarkie
PERIOD
1960s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32369
KEYWORDS
postcards
harbours
piers
sailing
rowing
swimming
Harbour and Craig Wood, Fortrose

This postcard from the 1960s shows the harbour and Craig Wood, Fortrose

The building in the centre was a granary built in 1813 but which has now been converted in to a private house.

The sandstone tidal harbour 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. A wooden pier was added in 1879 but had disappeared by the time this photograph was taken.

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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Harbour and Craig Wood, Fortrose

ROSS: Rosemarkie

1960s

postcards; harbours; piers; sailing; rowing; swimming

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard from the 1960s shows the harbour and Craig Wood, Fortrose<br /> <br /> The building in the centre was a granary built in 1813 but which has now been converted in to a private house.<br /> <br /> The sandstone tidal harbour 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. A wooden pier was added in 1879 but had disappeared by the time this photograph was taken.<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.