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TITLE
View of Fortrose from halfway down the Brae
EXTERNAL ID
ROMGH_PA_94_152
PLACENAME
Fortrose
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Rosemarkie
DATE OF IMAGE
1955
PERIOD
1950s
SOURCE
Groam House Museum
ASSET ID
39226
KEYWORDS
View of Fortrose from halfway down the Brae

Three people are seen here walking down the brae to Fortrose harbour. 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. The 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.


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View of Fortrose from halfway down the Brae

ROSS: Rosemarkie

1950s

Groam House Museum

Groam House Museum Photographic Collection

Three people are seen here walking down the brae to Fortrose harbour. 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. The 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.<br /> <br /> 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 /> <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>