Old Photograph Sutors Of Cromarty Scotland

Old photograph of the Sutors Of Cromarty, Cromarty Firth, Scotland. The Sutors are two opposing headlands which mark the entrance to the Cromarty Firth. The North Sutor rises to 486 feet, while the South Sutor reaches 463 feet. Sutor is the Scots word for shoemaker, and local legend 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.

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