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TITLE
Fortrose beach and harbour, about 1973
EXTERNAL ID
ROMGH_00_167_01
PLACENAME
Fortrose
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Rosemarkie
DATE OF IMAGE
1973
PERIOD
1970s
SOURCE
Groam House Museum
ASSET ID
39072
KEYWORDS
beaches
Fortrose beach and harbour, about 1973

This photograph shows Fortrose beach below St Andrews Walk looking towards the west. 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 middle of the twentieth century.

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 an active club with a mixture of dinghies and cruisers and a busy calendar of events.

Fortrose remains popular with tourists and holiday-makers. As well as the beach and sailing club, the town has an excellent golf course, while Chanonry Point is a favourite place to watch bottlenose dolphins.


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Fortrose beach and harbour, about 1973

ROSS: Rosemarkie

1970s

beaches

Groam House Museum

Groam House Museum Photographic Collection

This photograph shows Fortrose beach below St Andrews Walk looking towards the west. 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 middle of the twentieth century.<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. The club was revived in 1956 under the name 'Chanonry Sailing Club'. Today it is an active club with a mixture of dinghies and cruisers and a busy calendar of events. <br /> <br /> Fortrose remains popular with tourists and holiday-makers. As well as the beach and sailing club, the town has an excellent golf course, while Chanonry Point is a favourite place to watch bottlenose dolphins. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase. For further information about purchasing and prices please email <a href="mailto: admin@groamhouse.org.uk">Groam House Museum</a>