Scrabster, Scotland

The village of Scrabster adjoins the town of Thurso, which is located in the Northern Scottish Highland region. It is a main ferry port and has a busy harbour, which has become popular for cruise ships.

Near the harbour are the 17th-century ruins of Old St Peter's Church, which stand on the site of the original 13th-century church founded by the Bishop of Caithness. In the town hall on the High Street is the Heritage Museum, which features some Pictish carved stones.

The area is also known to keen surfers who come here for the unbeatable surf. To the east of Thurso, at Dunnet Bay, is a three-mile-long beach with an excellent reef break and there's another good reef break, at Brims Ness to the west.

Things to See and Do

* St Peters Kirk
* Castle of Mey
* Thurso Castle
* Traill Street
* Heritage Museum

General information

Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Pound Sterling (£)
Language – English
Land Area – 26,484 sq km’s (Highlands)
Population – 10,000
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44

Port Location – The port is located at Scrabster which is within walking distance of Thurso.

Transport Links - Wick Airport is located 23½ miles from the town of Scrabster. There is a regular air service to Edinburgh. Rapsons operate local bus routes in the North of Scotland. Citylink operate a regular coach service from Scrabster to Inverness. Some services stop at the Ferry Terminal in Scrabster, while others stop 1½ miles from the Terminal, in the centre of Thurso. Scotrail operate regular rail services from Thurso to Inverness and Wick. Thurso Train Station is located about 2 miles from the terminal

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