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Scattered Farms and a few houses with the Loch of Wester nearby.  Best known in recent years for the pipe fabrication work carried out by Haliburton Subsea.  This is one of the few places where a pipe can be laid out next to a coastal site for welding and fabrication before being dragged out by Tugs to their eventual location in the North Sea.

5 April 2002

New Picture Gallery


  These pictures taken 14 November 2000.

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Wester Loch

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Pipes laid out for many miles
A unique site  - next to sea and not crossed by roads etc
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Now a large employer in Caithness

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From new bridge to pipe yards

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Old Bridge at Wester was replaced by the new one a few years ago to accommodate the pipes being
taken out.  Built 1830 - 5 to a Telford design for a bridge at Watten.  It is a rubble bridge with 2 segmental arches, a central pier and triangular cutwaters.

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Road to Wester from Skitten