HC Deb 14 December 1900 vol 88 c836

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether he is aware that there is excellent anchorage for Her Majesty's Fleet in Cromarty Firth opposite the towns of Invergordon and Cromarty, Ross-shire; and, in view of the fact that no such good anchorage or shelter is available for the fleet elsewhere on the east coast of Scotland, will he consider the expediency of fortifying the two headlands known as the Sutors at the entrance to the Firth.


The anchorage in Cromarty Firth is well known as a good one, but is not superior to other anchorages in Scottish waters. The question of fortifications must be considered as a whole by the Admiralty and War Office.