Cromarty Firth


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Cromarty Firth

(krŏm`ərtē), deep narrow inlet of Moray Firth, c.15 mi (25 km) long, Highland, N Scotland. It provides excellent anchorage, its narrow entrance being protected by the headlands of the Sutor rocks, more than 400 ft (122 m) high. The surrounding area has been developed for North Sea oil production.
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Simon McKelvey from the Cromarty Firth Fishery Board, said:
This included extensive fabrication work for a number of UK energy and engineering firms at the company's Invergordon and Nigg facilities on the Cromarty Firth.
The closure threat came as the company appeared to be running out of money after a payments dispute with a subsubcontractor on the Beatrice Wind farm contract for the Cromarty Firth.
Residents living near the Cromarty Firth have voiced fears over the damage plastic straws can do to local seabirds and the area's pod of bottlenose dolphins -the world's most northerly population.
Oil rigs left in the Cromarty Firth off Invergordon, Scotland, amid a decline in demand Jeff J Mitchell/Getty
As far as the North East, and other parts of the UK are concerned, the demise of North Sea industries means there are now 150 rigs not doing very much and waterways such as Cromarty Firth are filling up with rigs destined to be scrapped.
To prove the point we went coast to coast across Scotland in less than an hour travelling from the end of Loch Torridon in Wester Ross to the tip of the Cromarty Firth.
Richard Bastow, the Operations Director of Cruise & Maritime Voyages said the Diamond Jubilee Celebration cruise will continue directly to Invergordon on the Cromarty Firth then on to Scrabster, Fort William and Rothesay on the Isle of Bute before arriving back in Liverpool next Wednesday.
Furthermore, Mitsui will help the company to realise the potential of its multi-sector Nigg Energy Park, on the Cromarty Firth.
Jemimaville sits on the northern coast of the Black Isle overlooking the Cromarty Firth.
The Marco Polo liner, which sailed from Tilbury in Essex on Saturday with more than 1,000 on board, has remained at Invergordon on the Cromarty Firth.
The 50-bedroom country-house style hotel would top a platform in the Cromarty Firth off Scotland's east coast.