Today Wick Harbour bustles with industry and leisure. In the past, Wick’s key role in the herring fishing created magnificent harbour scenes of boats, and industry.

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Wick Heritage Museum has re-created displays that depict a harbour scene, the story of the fishing; a kippering kiln; a cooperage, where the barrels were made; a lighthouse that showed fishermen the way; the tools and equipment required to rescue stranded seamen; Wick Radio, an essential communication facility and the model boats made by fishermen in their spare time