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TITLE
Column off the Coast of Caithness
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_352_FM_P006
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS
DATE OF IMAGE
1780
PERIOD
1780s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31183
KEYWORDS
sea stacks
stacks
columns
rocks
sea
sea birds
Column off the Coast of Caithness

A sea stack is a pillar of rock surrounded by water which has usually been separated from a rocky cliff by the action of the waves. Sea stacks are common nesting grounds for many sea birds. The author comments that this sketch is of a stack near Clythness so it may be the Stack of Ulbster, a stack found south of Sarclet Head, near the Clythness lighthouse.

This illustration was taken from 'Antiquities and Scenery of the North of Scotland, in a series of letters to Thomas Pennant Esq', by Rev Charles Cordiner, Minister of St Andrew's Chapel, Banff (1780)

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Column off the Coast of Caithness

CAITHNESS

1780s

sea stacks; stacks; columns; rocks; sea; sea birds

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

A sea stack is a pillar of rock surrounded by water which has usually been separated from a rocky cliff by the action of the waves. Sea stacks are common nesting grounds for many sea birds. The author comments that this sketch is of a stack near Clythness so it may be the Stack of Ulbster, a stack found south of Sarclet Head, near the Clythness lighthouse.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'Antiquities and Scenery of the North of Scotland, in a series of letters to Thomas Pennant Esq', by Rev Charles Cordiner, Minister of St Andrew's Chapel, Banff (1780)