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Report - Nigg Gun Emplacements (Cromarty Sutors) August 2012

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  1. Connect-13

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    First report!
    Nigg gun emplacements: Alternative Names Cromarty Defences; Dunskeath Castle
    Whilst on holiday at my grandpas house (Tain), my father and I went to visit the gun emplacements on Nigg hill.
    The Sutors stand guard over the firth, and many stories have been told about them. Sutor is the Scots word for shoemaker, and one story tells of two giant shoemakers, the sutors, who used the two cliffs as their workbenches, and tossed their tools to and fro between one another.
    Both North Sutor and South Sutor carry the remains of substantial military gun emplacements, coastal batteries built in the early 20th century to protect and defend the naval anchorage in the firth, which saw service during both World War I and, to a lesser degree, World War II, but was abandoned by the 1950s. Built before the outbreak of World War I, this protection included elaborate defences to protect the firth from U-Boats, including not only the batteries, but a Boom Defence and Minefield, together with Lookout and Observation Posts, and Searchlight Batteries. A bit more information about the site here: http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/171176/photographs/nigg+battery/
    On the otherside of the sea, there is more Sutors - Cromarty's;

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    3 sheep watching us!
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    First emplacement:
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    Fence;
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    Lovely view from top of the cliff.
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    My dad on the roof of one of the emplacements, slightly edited
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    Ground view from one of the emplacements.
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    Underground storage?
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    Thought it was an alright photo.
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    Inside one of the emplacements, note; you can still see the original camouflage on the wall.
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    Side buildings:
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    View from inside the first emplacement:
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    It was a fun explore and a nice day to do it - if planning on visiting, I recommend visiting on a nice day. :D
    For more photo's please visit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/89956700@N04/
     

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