Welcome to our community pier and village

Details for mariners

NORTH KESSOCK PIER, Highlands, 57°30'4"N 4°14'52"W. AC 1078. Tides as Inverness (1 M to the ESE). Unlit tidal slipway, suitable for leisure craft up to 20 metres. 2 meters depth at MLWS. Mud and rounded stones bottom, sheltered from SW by Bkwtr. Ideal if awaiting sea lock at Caledonian Canal. Approach on N shore to avoid shallows at Inverness Harbour and South Kessock. Facilities Slip AB (tidal). Village LB (inshore), Provisions, ATM (in Shop), R, Bar, FW (by arrangement), Dolphin and Seal Centre, Bus service.

Telephone: Jim Prentice 07802915741

Email: jim.prentice@bt.com

North Kessock Community Pier – Charity number: SC042532
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Minutes of N.K.C.P. meetings

A historic crossing point on the East Coast of Scotland

The North Kessock Pier, historic crossing point for the Moray Firth and the Beauly Firth to South Kessock. The pier provided a crucial service for local communities and access to the North, East and West Highlands. The now long gone ferry service provided essential links for the Black Isle from as far back the 15th Century to the 1980s. The opening of the Kessock Bridge saw the last service operating in 1982. Since then the pier has declined in its state of repair. But the community of North Kessock have formed a charitable trust to maintain, develop and cherish the pier for future generations to come.

The North Kessock Pier is now being maintained, upgraded and looked after by the charitable trust. There is lots of parking next to the pier so launching a dinghy or kayak is no problem. Beautiful North Kessock has a south facing aspect and catches the sun all day long. There are places to eat, shop and stay over. With lovely shoreline walks, east and west and there is also the wooded Ord Hill to explore, and much more.

The Grand Opening Day of North Kessock Community Pier