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Path to Achastle-shore Fishing Station

Start location: A99 just north of Burrigill (ND 232 354)
End location: Achastle-shore (ND 229 339)
Geographical area: Caithness
Path Type: Trade Route
Path distance: 1.6km
Accessibility info: Suitable for pedestrians

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Route Description

There is supposed to be a fairly obvious track leading to this fishing station but we haven't yet had a survey of it returned to us.  Any help would be gratefully received.

OS Landranger 11 (Thurso & Dunbeath)

Heritage Information

This is an old track leading to the remains of an abandoned fishing station at Achastle-Shore. The fishing stations were where the Herring boats brought home their catch to be processed. The herring industry was huge in Scotland and gave a lot of jobs to people who had recently been cleared from their homes.

The fishing station at Achastle-Shore was noted down as consisting of only one large building in the 19th century by the Ordnance Survey but it seems that now the walls are all that remains.

 

 



 

 

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