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TITLE
Scrabster Harbour
EXTERNAL ID
CAITHHORZ_THUFM_PH115
PLACENAME
Scrabster
DISTRICT
Caithness - Western
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Thurso
DATE OF IMAGE
August 1971
PERIOD
1970s
SOURCE
Caithness Horizons
ASSET ID
4304
KEYWORDS
harbours
lifeboats
Scrabster Harbour

This photograph shows the Queen Mother attending an R.N.L.I. boat launch in Scrabster in 1971.

Scrabster harbour has long been a haven to seafarers to the north of Scotland and quickly became known as the gateway to Orkney, Shetland and Scandinavia. The present harbour was built around 1841 and by 1856, a ferry ran from Scrabster to Stromness.

Today, due to its advantageous location, Scrabster is the fastest growing fishing port in the United Kingdom. Its geographical position also assures its involvement with the development of North Sea oil. Recent developments have seen the construction of a new pier and a deep water basin


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Scrabster Harbour

CAITHNESS: Thurso

1970s

harbours; lifeboats

Caithness Horizons

Caithness Horizons

This photograph shows the Queen Mother attending an R.N.L.I. boat launch in Scrabster in 1971.<br /> <br /> Scrabster harbour has long been a haven to seafarers to the north of Scotland and quickly became known as the gateway to Orkney, Shetland and Scandinavia. The present harbour was built around 1841 and by 1856, a ferry ran from Scrabster to Stromness. <br /> <br /> Today, due to its advantageous location, Scrabster is the fastest growing fishing port in the United Kingdom. Its geographical position also assures its involvement with the development of North Sea oil. Recent developments have seen the construction of a new pier and a deep water basin <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: joannehowdle@caithnesshorizons.co.uk">Caithness Horizons</a>