Pulteneytown Information Board, Highlands
The client wished for visiting tourists - and locals alike - to learn more about the unique heritage and history of this part of Wick, Lower Pulteneytown, that was almost entirely built by the great Victorian engineer Telford. The housing was revolutionary, being one of the first ever estates designed with flushing toilets inside, as well as an enduring harbour wall that still stands in tact. A local photographic library, created by an enterprising local from the 1890’s to the 1950’s, captured the heyday as a bustling and very prosperous fishing village for the ‘Silver Darlings’ trail, the herring season that drew workers to follow the shoals. Here are some images from that amazing historical library, some of which was captured on the final information board.