Highland Archaeology Week

Since 2007, during Highland Archaeology Week, Allan Kilpatrick of The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) has led groups round the fortifications on the North Sutor and South Sutor entrances to the Cromarty Firth which were created prior to the 1914-1918 War and added to during the 1939-45 conflict.

All photos are courtesy of  RCHS

Allan Kilpatrick of RCAHMS in the pit of the second large gun emplacement (2008). The tip of the South Sutor can be seen in the background.

 

Allan Kilpatrick of RCAHMS in the pit of the second large gun emplacement (2008)
Gun emplacement (2008).

Gun emplacement (2008). Each of the larger guns had a 30 ft. barrel and could cover the Moray Firth down to Lossiemouth.

Adjacent, smaller, gun emplacement (2008)

Adjacent, smaller, gun emplacement (2008)

The North Sutor.

The North Sutor.

Observation post overlooking Moray Firth.

Observation post overlooking Moray Firth.