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TITLE
Scrabster from Thurso Promenade
EXTERNAL ID
CAITHHORZ_CAIMS_PHO166
PLACENAME
Thurso
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Thurso
PERIOD
1970s
SOURCE
Caithness Horizons
ASSET ID
747
KEYWORDS
beaches
harbours
ferries
Scrabster from Thurso Promenade

A photograph of the port of Scrabster, taken from Thurso Sands. The white ship is probably the Scrabster to Orkney ferry.

Scrabster harbour has long been a haven to seafarers in the Northern lands, 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. An important part of the economy of the north, the harbour was once the hub of the herring fishing fleet, before steam took over from sail.

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 from Thurso Promenade

CAITHNESS: Thurso

1970s

beaches; harbours; ferries

Caithness Horizons

Caithness Horizons

A photograph of the port of Scrabster, taken from Thurso Sands. The white ship is probably the Scrabster to Orkney ferry.<br /> <br /> Scrabster harbour has long been a haven to seafarers in the Northern lands, 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. An important part of the economy of the north, the harbour was once the hub of the herring fishing fleet, before steam took over from sail.<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 />