The village of Helmsdale in the north of Scotland was once a major fishing port. Located in Sutherland, the local community caught and cured herring on a vast scale. This reconstruction shows how the harbour and fish curing facilities at Helmsdale may have looked in the 1890s, near the height of the herring trade.
The reconstruction was created by staff and students at the University of St Andrews as part of the CINE project. Historical information provided by the archaeologist Jacquie Aitken and the Timespan Museum.
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