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Caanrigh, Nigg

Fishing Station (Post Medieval)

Site Name Caanrigh, Nigg

Classification Fishing Station (Post Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Moray Firth

Canmore ID 290018

Site Number NH87SW 47

NGR NH 8350 7050

NGR Description Centred NH 835 705

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Nigg (Ross And Cromarty)
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty

Archaeology Notes

NH87SW 47 8350 7050

Salmon fishing station on the 2nd edition of the 6-inch OS map (1907) - abandoned, seen only from clifftop.

A timber built shack 7m by 4m by 2m with makeshift oildrum stove and rough sleeping debris built on foundations / concrete base of original fishing station. Original building gone. On rock outcrop at intertidal zone a scaffold platform rusting away. To South a cleared area 6m wide in intertidal zone - possibly a slipway. Shingle beach is accreting in front, scree is eroding to rear.

CFA/MORA Coastal Assessment Survey 1998.


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