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A Busy Day, Scrabster Pier, Thurso
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QZP40_CARD_5907
PLACENAME
Thurso
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Thurso
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Highland Libraries
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37542
KEYWORDS
boat
boats
fishing boat
ship
steamer
steamship
horse
cart
shed
storehouse
warehouse
A Busy Day, Scrabster Pier, Thurso

The port of Scrabster is located approximately 2 km to the west of Thurso.

The harbour at Scrabster, designed by Robert Stevenson & Son, began to be constructed in 1846, and from 1856 a ferry between Scrabster and Stromness in the Orkney Isles started operating. The nearby harbour at Thurso declined in importance as the amount of trade and cargo passing through Scrabster increased.

Scrabster harbour was reconstructed and extended in 1891, and a new quay was built in 1972.

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A Busy Day, Scrabster Pier, Thurso

CAITHNESS: Thurso

boat; boats; fishing boat; ship; steamer; steamship; horse; cart; shed; storehouse; warehouse

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The port of Scrabster is located approximately 2 km to the west of Thurso.<br /> <br /> The harbour at Scrabster, designed by Robert Stevenson & Son, began to be constructed in 1846, and from 1856 a ferry between Scrabster and Stromness in the Orkney Isles started operating. The nearby harbour at Thurso declined in importance as the amount of trade and cargo passing through Scrabster increased. <br /> <br /> Scrabster harbour was reconstructed and extended in 1891, and a new quay was built in 1972.