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Path to Shelligoe Fishing Station

Start location: Shelligoe fishing station (ND 252 351)
End location: Lybster (ND 247 351)
Geographical area: Caithness
Path Type: Trade Route
Path distance: 0.3km
Accessibility info: Suitable for pedestrians

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Route Description

This is a short walk from Lybster of around half a kilometre although we haven't received a survey of it recently.

OS Landranger sheet 11 (Thurso & Dunbeath)

Heritage Information

This is an old track leading to the remains of an abandoned fishing station at Shelligoe. 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 Shelligoe seems to be only the one large building, which would have been used as storage and to cure the herring.

 

 



 

 

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