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Clyth Fishing Station

Start location: Clyth (ND 276 362)
End location: Coast (ND 279 357)
Geographical area: Caithness
Path Type: Trade Route
Path distance: 0.5km
Accessibility info: Suitable for pedestrians

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Route Description

We have heard reports that this follows an easily identifiable track between two drystane dykes but have not yet received a full survey.

OS Landranger 11 (Thurso & Dunbeath)

Heritage Information

This is an old track leading to the remains of an abandoned fishing station at Clyth. 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.

Clyth station had four fisher houses and a cooperage according to Ordnance Survey in 1871 and is supposed to have the remains of a curing house as well.

 

 



 

 

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