Scrabster is a small settlement on Thurso Bay in Caithness on the north coast of Scotland. It is some 1 1
miles from Thurso, 22 1
miles from Wick and 112 miles from Inverness.
Scrabster Harbour is an important port for the Scottish fishing industry.
During the Second World War, Scrabster harbour was the base for a ferry operation started to carry military explosives to Scapa Flow. Initially running a 40 ft King's Lynn pilotcutter "MERMAID" built in 1908, Antony Bridges maintained the service until 1945.
- The Northlink ferry (MV Hamnavoe) leaves regularly from Scrabster for Stromness in Orkney.
- Smyril Line operated a weekly service to the Faroe Islands in the summer months, but this was discontinued in 2008.
Far North Line
The nearest railway line is the Far North Line connecting Thurso railway station to Inverness railway station.
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