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Scrabster is a small town located on Thurso Bay in Caithness on the north coast of Scotland. The town is around 2 km from Thurso, 26 km from Wick and 180 km from Inverness. During the Second World War, Scrabster harbour was the base for a ferry operation started to carry military explosives to Scapa Flow. Initially running a 40 ft, (12.2 m) King's Lynn pilotcutter "MERMAID" built in 1908, Antony Bridges maintained the service until 1945. The town's harbour plays an important role in the area's economy as it is an important port for fishing industry. Scrabster is the most northerly port on the Scottish mainland and for several decades the port of choice for the British Queen and her family when they disembarked from the Royal Yacht Britannia every August to visit the Queen Mother at her Highland holiday home, Castle of Mey, 11 miles from Scrabster. Today, visitors can follow in their footsteps, as the Castle is open to visitors.
Ferries from the port depart to Stromness in Orkney.
Located in the south west of Orkney, in Scotland, Stromness is a town and sea port that is centred around its main street which is characterised by houses and shops built from local stone. The town dates back to around the 16th century where records show an inn was located on the site of the current town. The town grew in importance during the 17th century when England was at war with France. The harbour and quays sit on the north side of the town and are serviced by a new coastal access road which keeps traffic to a minimum in the northern parts of the town. This area offers fine views of Stromness. A ferry service from Stromness to the Scottish mainland via the port of Scrabster operates as many as three times a day with the journey taking around 1 hour and 30 minutes.