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A woman and two children standing outside Robert Dick's House
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CAITHHORZ_CAIMS_PHO025
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Thurso
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CAITHNESS: Thurso
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Caithness Horizons
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620
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houses
botanists
geologists
A woman and two children standing outside Robert Dick's House

A photograph of a woman and two children standing outside Robert Dick's House in Thurso.

Robert Dick (January 1811 to 24 December 1866) was a Scottish geologist and botanist who was born at Tullibody in Clackmannanshire. In 1830 he followed his father who had been posted to Thurso and there he set up a baker's shop. Working hard to make a living as a baker he continued to collect plants and study the geology of northern Scotland. He corresponded with, and was visited by, eminent botanists and geologists and formed a particular friendship with the geologist Hugh Miller.

After his death in 1866 a memorial obelisk was erected in Thurso Cemetery to celebrate his life and work.

Situated on the Pentland Firth in the sheltered Thurso Bay, Thurso is the most northerly town on the Scottish mainland. Thurso is a long established town with origins dating back to Viking times when it was an important Norse settlement and the major gateway to mainland Scotland.


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A woman and two children standing outside Robert Dick's House

CAITHNESS: Thurso

houses; botanists; geologists

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A photograph of a woman and two children standing outside Robert Dick's House in Thurso.<br /> <br /> Robert Dick (January 1811 to 24 December 1866) was a Scottish geologist and botanist who was born at Tullibody in Clackmannanshire. In 1830 he followed his father who had been posted to Thurso and there he set up a baker's shop. Working hard to make a living as a baker he continued to collect plants and study the geology of northern Scotland. He corresponded with, and was visited by, eminent botanists and geologists and formed a particular friendship with the geologist Hugh Miller.<br /> <br /> After his death in 1866 a memorial obelisk was erected in Thurso Cemetery to celebrate his life and work.<br /> <br /> Situated on the Pentland Firth in the sheltered Thurso Bay, Thurso is the most northerly town on the Scottish mainland. Thurso is a long established town with origins dating back to Viking times when it was an important Norse settlement and the major gateway to mainland Scotland. <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 />