The Ruby II, on her trolley at Keiss Harbour, Caithness, Highland.
Unlike the heyday of fishing in the north east (when you could literally walk from one side of a large harbour to the other across the decks of boats), days at sea are restricted due to European Union regulations. Whilst it’s tough on the fishermen, it begs the question, what’s the option? If we continue to fish, we will have barren seas. If we don’t we will have unemployed fishermen.
The Harbour and the fishing store are both category A listed buildings (HB no.14085, listed on 28 Nov 1984). Dating from 1831 and designed by James Bremner, himself from Keiss.