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TITLE
Herring Gutters
EXTERNAL ID
CAITHHORZ_THUFM_PH319
PLACENAME
Scrabster
DISTRICT
Caithness - Western
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Thurso
SOURCE
Caithness Horizons
ASSET ID
4584
KEYWORDS
fishing industry
fish workers
fish gutters
Herring Gutters

This photograph shows herring gutters at Scrabster Harbour. There are fourteen workers standing behind a large wooden gutting box containing herring. There are also fish baskets and a handle of a shovel sticking out towards the foreground. There is a large barrel in foreground and various barrels and ships masts in the background. The herring gutters are women who are dressed in aprons, shawls etc Most of the women have their arms crossed or linked with the person on either side of them.

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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Herring Gutters

CAITHNESS: Thurso

fishing industry; fish workers; fish gutters

Caithness Horizons

Caithness Horizons

This photograph shows herring gutters at Scrabster Harbour. There are fourteen workers standing behind a large wooden gutting box containing herring. There are also fish baskets and a handle of a shovel sticking out towards the foreground. There is a large barrel in foreground and various barrels and ships masts in the background. The herring gutters are women who are dressed in aprons, shawls etc Most of the women have their arms crossed or linked with the person on either side of them.<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><br />