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TITLE
The Shore and Braehead, Fortrose
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0449
PLACENAME
Fortrose
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Rosemarkie
PERIOD
1930s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32371
KEYWORDS
postcards
harbours
sailing
rowing
swimming
The Shore and Braehead, Fortrose

This postcard from the 1930s shows the shore and Braehead, Fortrose

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

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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The Shore and Braehead, Fortrose

ROSS: Rosemarkie

1930s

postcards; harbours; sailing; rowing; swimming

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard from the 1930s shows the shore and Braehead, 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. Behind is the sandstone tidal harbour which 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.<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.