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Nybster Harbour / Landing area | Caithness

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 coastal area and jetty / landing stage for herring fishing boats

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.

Nybster - old fishing equipment used for winching up boats

Nybster - old fishing equipment used for winching up boats from the shoreline

Old Traditional Fishing Bothy at Nybster

Old coastal fishing hut at Nybster

Old stone building on the shoreline probably used by fishermen in the past in the days of salmon and herring fishing from Nybster

Old coastal fishing hut at Nybster - entrance

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.

Nybster stone steps to shoreline

Old stone steps down to the shore next to the drystone constructed fisherman's shed at Nybster

harbour and jetty

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.

Old drystone wall built fishing hut

The old fishing hut that is built next to the stone steps down to the shoreline is made using drystone walling techniques with Caithness stone roof tyles

Winch and stone fishing building at Nybster in Caithness, Highlands of Scotland

Boat winch and stone fishing building at Nybster in Caithness, Highlands of Scotland.

Wrecked boat on shoreline

Wrecked boat on shoreline

Nybster landing stage

The Landing Stage used to off load fish from the herring boats.

Steps and the old fishing bothy / hut at Nybster in Caithness

Steps and the old fishing bothy / hut at Nybster in Caithness

Nybster harbour building

 

Nybster Location Map

Nybster broch location map

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