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Caithness Glass Factory in Wick
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CAITHHORZ_THUFM_PH237
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Wick
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Wick
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Caithness Horizons
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4478
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industry
Caithness Glass Factory in Wick

Caithness Glass was founded in Wick in 1961. It provided much-needed jobs at a time when both farming and the fishing industry were in decline.

Experts from abroad were brought to Caithness to tech the necessary skills and techniques to employees. The glassblower sitting down at the right of the photo is Peter Fuin. He was one of the Italian glassblowers who came to work at Caithness Glass when it first opened.

The company soon became notable for making paperweights. They also made the trophy which is presented to the winner of the BBC's Mastermind programme.

Production ceased in Caithness in 2005 although, at the time of writing, the business still operates as a division of Dartington Crystal in Devon.


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Caithness Glass Factory in Wick

CAITHNESS: Wick

industry

Caithness Horizons

Caithness Horizons

Caithness Glass was founded in Wick in 1961. It provided much-needed jobs at a time when both farming and the fishing industry were in decline. <br /> <br /> Experts from abroad were brought to Caithness to tech the necessary skills and techniques to employees. The glassblower sitting down at the right of the photo is Peter Fuin. He was one of the Italian glassblowers who came to work at Caithness Glass when it first opened.<br /> <br /> The company soon became notable for making paperweights. They also made the trophy which is presented to the winner of the BBC's Mastermind programme.<br /> <br /> Production ceased in Caithness in 2005 although, at the time of writing, the business still operates as a division of Dartington Crystal in Devon. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: joannehowdle@caithnesshorizons.co.uk">Caithness Horizons</a><br />