MHG50988 - Fish trap - Tarbat House, Nigg Bay


Fish trap by Tarbat House, Nigg Bay

Type and Period (1)

  • FISH TRAP (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A line of seaweed covered timber post stumps runs runs across a small sandy beach embayment in the saltmarsh mud flats.
CFA/MORA Coastal Assessment Survey 1998. <1>

The line of stumps is best preserved at the southern, outer, edge of the bay, NH 7749 7301 (a better grid reference. Thirteen stumps at roughly metre intervals protrude from the shingle shore up to 30cms high. (Roland Spencer Jones - NOSAS -2019)

NGR adjusted based on 2009 aerial photographs. <2>

Note; a further line of stumps is visible on the aerial photograph 53 mtrs NNW in the middle of the bay measuring 16 mtrs (T.Blackie 28/10/19)

Sources/Archives (2)



Grid reference Centred NH 7744 7304 (49m by 64m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH77SE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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