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TITLE
John O' Groats, Harbour Area, Canisbay
EXTERNAL ID
HC_ARCH2_1981-82_81061005
PLACENAME
Canisbay
DISTRICT
Caithness - Northern
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Canisbay
PERIOD
1980s
SOURCE
The Highland Council Archaeology Unit
ASSET ID
13212
KEYWORDS
harbours
John O' Groats, Harbour Area, Canisbay

This picture shows the Harbour at John O' Groats, Caithness.

John o' Groats is a village in the Highlands of Scotland. Once a part of the county of Caithness, John o' Groats is popular with tourists because it is usually regarded as the most northerly settlement of mainland Great Britain. The actual location of the most northerly point, however, is at nearby Dunnet Head.

The town takes its name from Jan de Groot, a Dutchman who obtained a grant for the ferry from the Scottish mainland to Orkney, recently acquired from Norway, from King James IV in 1496.

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John O' Groats, Harbour Area, Canisbay

CAITHNESS: Canisbay

1980s

harbours

The Highland Council Archaeology Unit

This picture shows the Harbour at John O' Groats, Caithness.<br /> <br /> John o' Groats is a village in the Highlands of Scotland. Once a part of the county of Caithness, John o' Groats is popular with tourists because it is usually regarded as the most northerly settlement of mainland Great Britain. The actual location of the most northerly point, however, is at nearby Dunnet Head. <br /> <br /> The town takes its name from Jan de Groot, a Dutchman who obtained a grant for the ferry from the Scottish mainland to Orkney, recently acquired from Norway, from King James IV in 1496.