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Record details

Type of record:Monument
Name:Thurso, Transit Camp

Grid Reference:ND 1098 6892
Map Sheet:ND16NW
Civil Parish:THURSO
Geographical Area:CAITHNESS

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Other References/Statuses

  • Historic Environment Record: MHG37377
  • NMRS NUMLINK Reference: 193064
  • NMRS Record Details: ND16NW352 THURSO, TRANSIT CAMP
  • Old SMR Reference Number: ND16NW0494

Full description

Nothing now survives apart from the gateway, of the military transit camp for embarkation to Orkney and was situated in fields to the N of the A 882 road which leads to Scrabster. The camp is visible on RAF vertical air photographs (CPE/Scot/UK185, 1216-1218, flown 9 October 1946) and shows that the huts were unusually arranged in three circular groups with several other large and small huts immediately to the S. Most of the huts that are visible in the photographs are of the Nissen type, though two larger buildings and four of five other structures are the exception. The camp was mainly used to temporary house military personnel who were being transferred to Orkney, particularly the Scap Flow Naval Base.
Information from RCAHMS (DE), October 2004

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