Nybster has the remains of an old fishing station and landing station, or harbour for herring fishing boats. It was used when herring fishing was active in the 20th centuary.
Nybster is a rural and crofting community around 7 miles south of John O' Groats in the county of Caithness. The Nybster broch settlement is on the coastline and dates back over 2500 years.
It is fascinating to see these traditional drystone built building and with imagination you can still see the people working at fixing nets and creels, sorting and and cleaning their catch. At other times the woman folk and old men may have huddled in the hut waiting for their husbands and brothers to come back from fishing trips that turned to bad weather, worrying that the men would be lost at sea.
The old winches are still in place that were used to pull up the boats. Old fishing huts and the landing stage used in the past for fishing boats in 19th and early 20th century.
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