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I took this picture of the searchlight posts on the South Sutor from the Queen Elizabeth. I would like to know more about them. i.e. How the heck were they manned?
Picture added on 24 August 2012 at 11:00
There were very precipitous wooden steps down the cliffs behind the buildings, which are now almost entirely gone and hidden in the greenery on the slope in this photo. Used to play down there as a child despite being told not to ;). When we were first in Cromarty, back in the mid/late 60s, the steps on the cliff were called 'the hundred steps' by locals, especially Mr Finlayson who used to look after the pig farm on the Sutor. This usage has mostly been forgotten, and the name is now used by many for the coastal path steps instead.
Added by Colin Dunn on 24 August 2012
There was also a length of thick rope which was used to climb down and up after the middle section of steps disintegrated , the area around the now called 100 steps is the original targets.
Added by Sue florence on 26 August 2012
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