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TITLE
Harbour and Craig Wood, Fortrose
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0448_AT
PLACENAME
Fortrose
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Rosemarkie
DATE OF IMAGE
2009
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Andrew Taylor
SOURCE
Andrew Taylor
ASSET ID
32370
KEYWORDS
harbours
piers
sailing
rowing
swimming
Harbour and Craig Wood, Fortrose

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

2000s

harbours; piers; sailing; rowing; swimming

Andrew Taylor

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.