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Thurso and Scrabster, oblique aerial view, taken from the SE.

SC 872842

Description Thurso and Scrabster, oblique aerial view, taken from the SE.

Date 13/6/1995

Collection RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Catalogue Number SC 872842

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of C 46108

Scope and Content Thurso and Scrabster, Caithness, Highland Situated on the Pentland Firth, Thurso is the most northerly town on the Scottish mainland. Its name comes from the Old Norse 'Thorsa', meaning 'Thor's River' and, in the Viking period, Thurso was an important gateway to the mainland. This view shows Thurso, Thurso River and Thurso Bay (top right). The railway station can be seen (centre left) and the main road bridge over the river (centre right). The port of Scrabster (top left) is an important fishing port and the principle ferry port for the Orkney Isles. In the past, Thurso was a thriving market town and trading port, exporting beef, hides and fish to Scandinavian and Baltic ports from the 14th century. With the development of the Caithness flagstone industry in the early 19th century, Thurso also exported stone throughout north-west Europe. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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Collection Level (551 177) RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Sub-Group Level (551 177/21) 1996 Photographs

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