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TITLE
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
EXTERNAL ID
CAITHHORZ_THUFM_PH459
PLACENAME
Scrabster
DISTRICT
Caithness - Western
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Thurso
DATE OF IMAGE
August 1971
PERIOD
1970s
CREATOR
J. McDonald
SOURCE
Caithness Horizons
ASSET ID
4827
KEYWORDS
royalty
royal visits
boats
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

A photograph by J. McDonald showing Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and another lady walking along a jetty past a small group of people.

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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Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

CAITHNESS: Thurso

1970s

royalty; royal visits; boats

Caithness Horizons

Caithness Horizons

A photograph by J. McDonald showing Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and another lady walking along a jetty past a small group of people. <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>