The Cromarty Firth, Scotland
North Sea Oil was king……. for decades it has fed an economy, creating much needed employment in a part of the UK a region where it was much needed.
Here on the Cromarty Firth, Oil Riggs have been constructed, refurbished and maintained. Seeing so many Riggs at anchor in the Firth was a heartening sign of a strong economy.
Sadly the number have dwindled, economics make the industry very fragile. Many of these Riggs, once a testament to engineering skills, are now heading for the scrap yard.
It is an inevitable sign of the times, some say progress…. but looking across the Firth, I have a nostalgic wave of sadness at the passing of these giants.
Please Remember ….
Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other
(C) David Oakes 2020