Community arts project, located at Wick Harbour. Visual artists Sue Jane Taylor and Liz O’Donnell worked with over 160 children from local schools to generate imagery inspired by stories of local history and folklore – evoking the dreams and memories of ancestors – as retold by six members of The Wick Society. Their designs were realised through the sheet metal techniques of Ian Sinclair, a local master craftsman.
Each of the seven gates bears a name: Port of the North, Superstitions, Ancient Myths, Roond ai Harbour, The Phoenix, The Big Storm, and Scorries. Regenerating an area of Wick that had become rundown, the gates guard the entrance to the historic salt cellars, once used by fishermen in the heyday of the herring industry.