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Cromarty Image Library

Ron Thomas

I was a shotblaster at Nigg Bay in 1974, I was on one of the two Greek ships birthed near the Nigg Ferry pub,I then had good digs in Alness.

Nigg Yard under construction - 26/6/1973 An early shot of Nigg being built, showing a beach where the Dry Dock channel is now, and the Moorin...
Britannia - 14-8-74 The Royal Yacht passing Cromarty, seen from Nigg. In the foreground are the 'Highland Queen' and the...
Float out of Highland 1 (or 2?) - c1974 The skating pond is visible in the foreground, and the poles on the links are for drying out bagnets...
Highland 1 Float-out Seen from the links, Highland 1 was the first large jacket built at Highlands Fabricators. It is par...
Nigg Rig Yard - first launch The launch of the first jacket built at the Nigg rig yard. A huge construction, it attracted large n...
Panorama of the firth - Feb 27th 2004 This is just a small section of a panoramic photo taken at lunchtime on a snowy day the end of Febru...
Crane accident in Nigg graving dock - c1980 2 Skyhorses and a Manitowoc in pieces whilst lifting a pile in the graving dock at Nigg.
Aerial View of the mouth of the Firth From Cromarty you don't always realise how much the firth widens to the west of us, but this pic sho...
Miller Platform? I think this is the jacket for the BP Miller Platform, which was the last major jacket built at Nigg...
Float out of the Magnus Platform - c1983 Built at Highlands Fabricators at Nigg, the Magnus Platform was the heaviest structure of its kind e...
Pile for Highland Two One of the piles coming down into the dock.
Highland Two Flotation Tank The two floatation tanks ensured that when the platform slid off the barge it would tilt over and en...
Highland Two section 1047.7 tonnes
Highland Two Floatout South Suter 1975/76??
Gladys Shepherd on BBC Nationwide Nationwide was a national TV current affairs program, like the One show is now. This article was abo...

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