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TITLE
Scrabster Harbour, 1981
EXTERNAL ID
CAITHHORZ_CAIMS_PHO187
PLACENAME
Thurso
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Thurso
DATE OF IMAGE
1981
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
Falconer Walters
SOURCE
Caithness Horizons
ASSET ID
797
KEYWORDS
harbours
piers
boats
Scrabster Harbour, 1981

A photograph showing Scrabster harbour in 1981.

Scrabster has long been a haven to seafarers and became the gateway to Orkney, Shetland and Scandinavia. The present harbour was built around 1841 and by 1856, a ferry ran 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 Harbour, 1981

CAITHNESS: Thurso

1980s

harbours; piers; boats

Caithness Horizons

Caithness Horizons

A photograph showing Scrabster harbour in 1981.<br /> <br /> Scrabster has long been a haven to seafarers and became the gateway to Orkney, Shetland and Scandinavia. The present harbour was built around 1841 and by 1856, a ferry ran 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>