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TITLE
The Shore and Braehead, Fortrose
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0449_AT
PLACENAME
Fortrose
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Rosemarkie
DATE OF IMAGE
2009
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Andrew Taylor
SOURCE
Andrew Taylor
ASSET ID
32372
KEYWORDS
harbours
sailing
rowing
swimming
The Shore and Braehead, Fortrose

The building on the far left 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

2000s

harbours; sailing; rowing; swimming

Andrew Taylor

The building on the far left 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.