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TITLE
Island of Stroma from the Sands of John O' Groats
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_1613
PLACENAME
John o' Groats
DISTRICT
Caithness - Northern
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Canisbay
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
33530
KEYWORDS
postcards
Caithness
islands
beaches
coasts
coastline
coastlines
firths
Island of Stroma from the Sands of John O' Groats

Postcard showing the island of Stroma from the beach at John O' Groats.

Stroma is an island on the northern coast of the Scottish mainland. It is the southernmost of the two islands situated in the Pentland Firth between the Orkney Islands and Caithness. The name originated from the Norse 'straum-øy' meaning "island in the stream" or "current". The uninhabited island is owned by a Caithness farmer who uses it for the grazing of sheep. Stroma is about 3.5 kilometres long by 1.5 kilometres wide with a maximum elevation of 53 metres.

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Island of Stroma from the Sands of John O' Groats

CAITHNESS: Canisbay

postcards; Caithness; islands; beaches; coasts; coastline; coastlines; firths

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Postcard showing the island of Stroma from the beach at John O' Groats.<br /> <br /> Stroma is an island on the northern coast of the Scottish mainland. It is the southernmost of the two islands situated in the Pentland Firth between the Orkney Islands and Caithness. The name originated from the Norse 'straum-øy' meaning "island in the stream" or "current". The uninhabited island is owned by a Caithness farmer who uses it for the grazing of sheep. Stroma is about 3.5 kilometres long by 1.5 kilometres wide with a maximum elevation of 53 metres.