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TITLE
Pentland Firth and island of Stroma from John O'Groats
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_1556
PLACENAME
John o' Groats
DISTRICT
Caithness - Northern
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Canisbay
PERIOD
1950s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
33473
KEYWORDS
postcards
Caithness
firths
fjords
coast
coasts
coastline
coastlines
Pentland Firth and island of Stroma from John O'Groats

Postcard of the Pentland Firth and the Island of Stroma taken from John O' Groats.

The Pentland Firth separates the Orkney Islands from Caithness; its name is thought to be a corruption of Pictland Fjord. The Firth is well known for the strength of its tides, being among some of the fastest in the world, a speed of 16 knots (30 km/h) being reported close west of Pentland Skerries. The force of the tides gives rise to overfalls and tidal races which can occur at different stages of the tide.

The island of Stroma is the southernmost of the two islands situated in the Pentland Firth between the Orkney Islands and Caithness on the northern coast of the Scottish mainland.

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Pentland Firth and island of Stroma from John O'Groats

CAITHNESS: Canisbay

1950s

postcards; Caithness; firths; fjords; coast; coasts; coastline; coastlines

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

Postcard of the Pentland Firth and the Island of Stroma taken from John O' Groats.<br /> <br /> The Pentland Firth separates the Orkney Islands from Caithness; its name is thought to be a corruption of Pictland Fjord. The Firth is well known for the strength of its tides, being among some of the fastest in the world, a speed of 16 knots (30 km/h) being reported close west of Pentland Skerries. The force of the tides gives rise to overfalls and tidal races which can occur at different stages of the tide.<br /> <br /> The island of Stroma is the southernmost of the two islands situated in the Pentland Firth between the Orkney Islands and Caithness on the northern coast of the Scottish mainland.