Designating Brora Harbour

Closed 13 Jul 2022

Opened 22 Jun 2022

Feedback updated 21 Jul 2022

We asked

From 22 June to 13 July 2022, Historic Environment Scotland (HES) sought views on our proposal to designate the harbour in Brora as a category C listed building.  

Brora Harbour was built in 1813-14 to import and export raw materials and finished products relating to the local coal mining, salt-panning, fishing and brickwork industries in Brora. 

You said

We received no responses to consultation.  

We did

We have now listed Brora Harbour as a category C listed building. The listed building record is available on our Heritage Portal, where the final Report of Handling is also available.  

Our historic environment is always changing. Listing does not prevent change, but it does allow for a structure’s special character to be taken into account when changes are proposed.  

Overview

We are proposing to list the harbour in Brora at Category C.

The harbour was built in 1813-14 to import and export raw materials and finished products relating to the local coal mining, salt-panning, fishing and brickwork industries. It is a good representative example of a compact, tidal harbour that has been minimally altered and which contains much of its early 19th century fabric.

We have launched this public consultation to gather views on listing this historic building in recognition of its special architectural and historic interest.

Find out more about listed buildings.

Our Report of Handling explains why we think Brora Harbour meets the criteria for listing.

You can email your comments about this case or contact us through the Heritage Portal.