Wick harbour in Caithness has been a fishing port for well over 200 years and if you go into the cafe / restaurant at the harbour - Wickers World, you can see photographs of the harbour with hundreds of boats and many more people working in the fishing industry. The herring that was caught in their millions in the 1800's were preserved in wooden barrows using salt / brine and then exported by ship to countries abroad, as well as being sold locally. Today the harbour is still available to land fish.
The harbour has developed over the years and is now central to supporting the new offshore wind farms and other offshore industries in the North Sea. The marina, added to the harbour a few years ago, has enabled greater access to the leisure boats using the harbour, it is busy with local boats and visiting yachts and boats during the summer months. Wick harbour is still developing and new plans have been put forward to develop the harbour to enable large ships, including large cruise ships, to dock in the future. Find out more on the Wick Harbour Authority website. Most of the local boats using the harbour fish for lobster and crab around the Caithness coastline.
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