Click for Bookshop

Invershore


Highland

A settlement at the mouth of the Reisgill Burn on Lybster Bay in Caithness, Invershore lies below Lybster and is the location of its harbour. The harbour began in 1833 as a single riverside quay but was badly damaged in a storm in 1847. It was rebuilt and much expanded between 1850 and 1854 by Joseph Mitchell (1803-83), with advice from David Stevenson (1815-86). It became a centre of the herring fishery with 357 fishing boats based here in 1859, making Lybster the third busiest fishing port in Scotland after Wick and Fraserburgh. There were more than 3000 jobs associated with the harbour during the summer months. At the end of the breakwater is a small octagonal lighthouse dating from 1884. The harbour is a ghost of its former self, with just a few small fishing boats and visiting pleasure craft. The Waterlines visitor centre occupies substantial early 19th C. storehouses.


Use the tabs on the right of this page to see other parts of this entry arrow

If you have found this information useful please consider making
a donation to help maintain and improve this resource. More info...

By using our site you agree to accept cookies, which help us serve you better