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Scotland's Rig Yards

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Ardersier The McDermott yard, 10 miles east of Inverness was built in 1972.
Ardyne Point 3 platforms were built at the McAlpine yard on the west coast.
Arnish Point Near Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis.
Kishorn Located in Wester Ross, the Howard Doris yard at Loch Kishorn was created from nothing in one of the...
Methil Immortalised as 'Methil noooo moooore' in Letter from Amerca by the Proclaimers.
Nigg Opened in 1972 by Brown & Root / Wimpey, Nigg boasted the largest dry-dock in Europe. The first jack...
Portavadie The odd-one-out amongst rig yards, although large amounts of government money was spent on construct...

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