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TITLE
Caithness, 1925 - Sunset from the Bridge of Wick
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CAITHNESS 1925-26_56001_024a
PLACENAME
Wick
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Wick
PERIOD
1920s
CREATOR
Herbert Sinclair
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31859
KEYWORDS
sunsets
bridges
rivers
Caithness, 1925 - Sunset from the Bridge of Wick

This is a page from a book of photographs of Caithness from 1925. It shows a photograph of a sunset from Wick Bridge. This bridge was completed in 1877 by Murdoch Paterson to replace the Telford Bridge. It is a wide, three-arched bridge on triangular cut waters.

The photographer remarks on the quality of the sunset that took place on the 'first Friday in August.' Outstanding sunsets can be enhanced during harvest time in Caithness as the extra dust in the air can contribute to the red colouring of the sky.

A Royal Burgh from 1589, the town of Wick has even more ancient origins, as shown by its name which comes from the Norse 'Vic', the word for bay. It lies on the north east coast of Scotland 19 miles south of John O'Groats.

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Caithness, 1925 - Sunset from the Bridge of Wick

CAITHNESS: Wick

1920s

sunsets; bridges; rivers

Highland Libraries

Caithness 1925

This is a page from a book of photographs of Caithness from 1925. It shows a photograph of a sunset from Wick Bridge. This bridge was completed in 1877 by Murdoch Paterson to replace the Telford Bridge. It is a wide, three-arched bridge on triangular cut waters. <br /> <br /> The photographer remarks on the quality of the sunset that took place on the 'first Friday in August.' Outstanding sunsets can be enhanced during harvest time in Caithness as the extra dust in the air can contribute to the red colouring of the sky.<br /> <br /> A Royal Burgh from 1589, the town of Wick has even more ancient origins, as shown by its name which comes from the Norse 'Vic', the word for bay. It lies on the north east coast of Scotland 19 miles south of John O'Groats.