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TITLE
Arrival of Fishing Boats, Wick
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_1698
PLACENAME
Wick
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Wick
PERIOD
1910s
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co.
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
33620
KEYWORDS
postcards
Caithness
harbours
fishing boats
herring port
fishing port
fishing ports
fishing fleets
herring fishing
herring girls
royal burghs
towns
Arrival of Fishing Boats, Wick

Postcard of the fishing fleet arriving back in Wick Harbour.

Once one of the main herring ports in the north of Scotland, Wick harbour sheltered hundreds of boats. At times there were fifteen thousand people in Wick including the fishermen and the women cleaning and packing the fish.

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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Arrival of Fishing Boats, Wick

CAITHNESS: Wick

1910s

postcards; Caithness; harbours; fishing boats; herring port; fishing port; fishing ports; fishing fleets; herring fishing; herring girls; royal burghs; towns

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

Postcard of the fishing fleet arriving back in Wick Harbour.<br /> <br /> Once one of the main herring ports in the north of Scotland, Wick harbour sheltered hundreds of boats. At times there were fifteen thousand people in Wick including the fishermen and the women cleaning and packing the fish.<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.