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Flotta, Sutherland

Cinema (20th Century), Theatre (20th Century)

Site Name Flotta, Sutherland

Classification Cinema (20th Century), Theatre (20th Century)

Canmore ID 104512

Site Number ND39SW 49

NGR ND 34895 94692

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Orkney Islands
  • Parish Walls And Flotta
  • Former Region Orkney Islands Area
  • Former District Orkney
  • Former County Orkney

Archaeology Notes

ND39SW 49 34895 94692

The entertainment building on Flotta survives to roof height at Sutherland. No internal features remain, the building having been reduced to a shell only.

Visited by RCAHMS (DE) May 1996.

Only three sides of the brick built theatre/cinema survive in a small clearing in a tree plantation about 150m SW of the entrance to the Flotta Oil terminal. The front entrance gable has been demolished. leaving the rear gable and the E and W elevations in place. The building would have had a pitched roof.

The rear gable has several bricked up windows and a slope roofed extension with two entranceways. A circular hole cit through the apex of the gable would suggest a firring for a clock. The gable also housed the projection/stage lights room, for which six rectangular holes are centrally positioned. Internally the walls have been rendered.

A plaque has been erected on the inside of the N gable:

'Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser

G.C.B. K.B.E.,

Laid this stone

February 29th 1944'

Visited by RCAHMS, (DE, GS, SW), August, October 1997


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