We use cookies to track visitor statistics and personalise adverts. This info is shared with Google. Only use the site if you agree to this. OK, I agree

Cromarty Image Library

Fishertown Beach - looking east
The Cromarty Archive
Fishertown Beach - looking east

This shows the beach of Fishertown before the sea-break of granite boulders was put in place. Prior to that it was a fairly common thing to see stones, seaweed and crab carcases strewn along Shore Street after a winter storm as the wall at the top of the beach was poor protection. Some of the lower level cottages even had floods as their ground floor level was lower than the road.
Picture added on 01 January 2003
Comments:
The wall was built by Cathel MacKenzie sometime in the 40s. Before that it was a bulwark of wooden posts. (It was known as 'The Bulwark')
Added by Eric Malcolm on 04 February 2003
Have a look at picture #247 Kirsten, it'll remind you even more.
Added by Garve Scott-Lodge on 12 March 2004
When we were kids, we used to stand on the wall when the tide was high and get splashed by spray from the waves hitting the wall. That was great fun, even if we ended up sodden and salty and got into trouble from our granny/mum/aunties. I remember being so disappointed when they put the big boulders on the beach because they spoiled our fun.
Added by Kirsten Garratt on 12 March 2004
Please add your comments about this picture using the form below.

Comments


Your Name


Your email address - this will be shown on the page and will allow the system to notify you of further comments added to this picture.




The Sea

Cromarty Rose on the shore - Oct 1992HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrierLegal challenge to STS oil plan to be launchedOfficial launch of Juniper, first Cromarty SkiffCromarty Firth Dolphins in danger - OBJECT'Renfrew Rose' ferry arrives in CromartyThe Fisher Town, CromartyMV ParidaT.S. Royalist in Cromarty HarbourThe Amazing Levitating Tanker