Please Sign In | Register
Google pluspinterestShare on Stumble UponShare on RedditFacebookShare on Tumblr
TITLE
Caithness, 1925 - Latheron Strath from General Wade's Bridge
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CAITHNESS 1925-26_56001_008
PLACENAME
Latheron
DISTRICT
Caithness - Southern
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Latheron
PERIOD
1920s
CREATOR
Herbert Sinclair
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31851
KEYWORDS
straths
landscapes
Caithness, 1925 - Latheron Strath from General Wade's Bridge

This is a page from a book of photographs of Caithness from 1925. It shows a picture of a dry Latheron Strath, taken from General Wade's bridge.

Latheron is a small township in Caithness. Field Marshal George Wade (1673 - March 14, 1748) served as a British military commander and Commander-in-Chief of the Forces. The government of George I sent Wade to inspect Scotland in 1724. He recommended the construction of barracks, bridges and proper roads to assist in the control of the region and within a month received appointment as Commander in Chief of His Majesty's forces, castles, forts and barracks in North Britain, tasked with carrying out his own recommendations. He occupied this position until 1740.

Between 1725 and 1737 Wade directed the construction of some 250 miles of road, plus 40 bridges (including the Tay Bridge at Aberfeldy).

For guidance on the use of images and other content, please see the Terms and Conditions page.
High Life Highland is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland No. SC407011 and is a registered Scottish charity No. SC042593
Powered by Capture

Caithness, 1925 - Latheron Strath from General Wade's Bridge

CAITHNESS: Latheron

1920s

straths; landscapes

Highland Libraries

Caithness 1925

This is a page from a book of photographs of Caithness from 1925. It shows a picture of a dry Latheron Strath, taken from General Wade's bridge.<br /> <br /> Latheron is a small township in Caithness. Field Marshal George Wade (1673 - March 14, 1748) served as a British military commander and Commander-in-Chief of the Forces. The government of George I sent Wade to inspect Scotland in 1724. He recommended the construction of barracks, bridges and proper roads to assist in the control of the region and within a month received appointment as Commander in Chief of His Majesty's forces, castles, forts and barracks in North Britain, tasked with carrying out his own recommendations. He occupied this position until 1740. <br /> <br /> Between 1725 and 1737 Wade directed the construction of some 250 miles of road, plus 40 bridges (including the Tay Bridge at Aberfeldy).