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TITLE
Three-tier cake with RNLI flags
EXTERNAL ID
CAITHHORZ_THUFM_PH457
PLACENAME
Scrabster
DISTRICT
Caithness - Western
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Thurso
DATE OF IMAGE
11 August 1971
PERIOD
1970s
CREATOR
J. McDonald
SOURCE
Caithness Horizons
ASSET ID
4822
KEYWORDS
royalty
royal visits
cakes
Three-tier cake with RNLI flags

A photograph showing a three tier cake with white icing. The cake is decorated with lifebelts around the edges. There are two R.N.L.I. (Royal National Lifeboat Association) flags stuck into the second tier of the cake. The cake is sitting on a table which is covered by an R.N.L.I. flag. The photograph was taken during the Queen Mother's visit to Scrabster in August 1971, during which she performed the naming and dedication ceremony of the "Three Sisters", the new Thurso lifeboat.

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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Three-tier cake with RNLI flags

CAITHNESS: Thurso

1970s

royalty; royal visits; cakes

Caithness Horizons

Caithness Horizons

A photograph showing a three tier cake with white icing. The cake is decorated with lifebelts around the edges. There are two R.N.L.I. (Royal National Lifeboat Association) flags stuck into the second tier of the cake. The cake is sitting on a table which is covered by an R.N.L.I. flag. The photograph was taken during the Queen Mother's visit to Scrabster in August 1971, during which she performed the naming and dedication ceremony of the "Three Sisters", the new Thurso lifeboat.<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>