caithness and sutherland

Scotland 29,798 ( excluding water ) square miles Suther land Caithness Fig . 1 . Areas of Sutherland ( 2028 square miles ) and Caithness ( 686 square miles ) compared with that of Scotland Scotland 4,759,445 Caithness Sutherland Fig .

caithness and sutherland

Excerpt from Caithness and Sutherland The first Earl of Caithness of the Sinclair line received in 1455, besides his earldom, a grant of the justiciary and sheriffdom of Caithness. In 1503 the Scots Parlia ment enacted that, owing to the distance of the northern parts of the sheriffdom from Inverness, courts might be held at Dornoch and Wik, but the jurisdiction of the sheriff of Inverness was expressly reserved. Important cases, such as the infeftment or service of the leading nobles were still taken at Inverness. Sir Robert Gordon s success in getting Sutherland made a shire in 1631 seems to have stimulated the Earl of Caithness to secure similar privileges for his own county. In 1641 Parliament granted a Ratification to the town of Wick, declaring it to be the head burgh of the sheriff dom of Caithness. The Earl of Caithness was nominated sheriff of the new shire, and towards the end of the seventeenth century this heritable jurisdiction was sold to Sinclair of Ulbster. At the date of the abolition of these jurisdictions in 1747 a sum of £5000 was paid to Sinclair of Ulbster in compensation for the loss of the heritable jurisdiction of Caithness. The sheriff depute (known after 1829 as the sheriff principal) was formerly appointed by the heritable sheriff, but the appointment now belongs to the crown. In 1853 the counties of Sutherland and Caithness were united into one sheriffdom. In 1870 Caithness was detached from Sutherland and joined to Orkney and Shetland, while Sutherland was united with Ross and Cromarty. In the administration of public health and education it would seem that ancient relations between Caithness and Sutherland bid fair to be revived, and the two counties were in 1918 united into one parliamentary constituency. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Old lore Miscellany of Orkney Shetland Caithness and Sutherland

Stuart , Dudley , Sheriff - Substitute of Caithness , Wick . Sutherland , Alex . , Schoolhouse , Gersa , Watten , Caithness . Sutherland , John , Hon . Secretary , London Caithness Association , 73 , South Side , Clapham Common , London ...

Old lore Miscellany of Orkney  Shetland  Caithness  and Sutherland


Sutherland and Caithness in Saga time

Gray begins with a brief look at the Picts and the Northmen, and then moves on to a study of life under the Norse Jarls.

Sutherland and Caithness in Saga time

This study deals with the portions of the three great Norse sagas which relate to the extreme north end of the mainland of Scotland - Orkneyinga, St. Magnus, and Hakon's - and incorporates them with the scanty extant English and Scottish records to form a connected account, from the Scottish point of view, of the Norse occupations of most of the more fertile parts of Sutherland and Caithness from its beginning about 870 until its close, when these counties, along with the Hebrides, were incorporated into the kingdom of Scotland by treaty with Norway in 1266. Gray begins with a brief look at the Picts and the Northmen, and then moves on to a study of life under the Norse Jarls. There is extensive material on the families of: Duffus, Freskyn de Moravia, Gunn, Innes, Mackay, Oliphant, Ross, and Sutherland.

Caithness and Sutherland

This guide features 40 of the best walks in this popular area.

Caithness and Sutherland

Sutherland and Caithness are the most northerly parts of mainland Britain. Northwest Sutherland is a landscape of sandy beaches and sweeping moorland studded with glittering lochans, overlooked by some of Scotland's most remarkable mountains, individual peaks each with great character. This guide features 40 of the best walks in this popular area.

Sutherland and Caithness in Saga Time or The Jarls and The Freskyns

William the Lion; charter of Strabrock, 77; confirmed charter in Sutherland, 79 ; service of Wm. Freskyn, 80; grant to Gaufrid Blundus, 80; crowned, 83, 84; first conquest of Caithness, Sutherland granted to Hugo Freskyn, 85; ...

Sutherland and Caithness in Saga Time  or  The Jarls and The Freskyns

DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Sutherland and Caithness in Saga-Time; or, The Jarls and The Freskyns" by James Gray. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Birds and Forestry

To test this we have worked out the species richness and conservation importance of all 96 Atlas squares which fall mainly into Caithness and Sutherland (Figure 7.4). This analysis showed that 67% of 10-km squares in Caithness and ...

Birds and Forestry

The conflict between forestry and nature conservation has, in recent years, become a major environmental issue. The planting of large tracts of land with exotic conifers and the resulting disturbance of existing plant and animal communities has polarized the debate, each camp believing that it holds the most rational view. This book tackles the issues, and represents a step toward achieving prudent land planning.

Sketch of the Civil and Traditional History of Caithness

Sutherland and their accomplices . This interference on the . part of the Earl of Sutherland greatly exasperated Earl George , and laid the foundation of that batred which the two houses of Sutherland and Caithness for a long period ...

Sketch of the Civil and Traditional History of Caithness

Reprint of the original, first published in 1861.

Sketch of the Civil and Traditional History of Caithness from the Tenth Century

It further appears , that immediately after the murder of Darnley , the Earl of Sutherland , as well as the Earl of Caithness , signed the letterf written by the Privy Council ( 1567 ) to the queen - mother of France , in which a ...

Sketch of the Civil and Traditional History of Caithness from the Tenth Century


Ancient History of Orkney Caithness the North

appears formerly to have designated a district comprising both Caithness and Sutherland . In the geographical compilation , in the Advocates ' Library , entitled Macfarlane's MSS . , we find the following passage :“ All that tract of ...

Ancient History of Orkney  Caithness    the North


A History of the Highlands and of the Highland Clans

Alliance between the Earl of Sutherland and the Earl of Caithness - Feuds among the Mackays John Mackay ravages Sutherland - Mackay defeated at Torran - Dow Quarrel between the Keiths and the Clan Gun - Skirmish at Loch Salchie - Combat ...

A History of the Highlands and of the Highland Clans


A History of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Caithness

Caithness . Sutherland ... Mr John Rose . Dornock ... Caithness ... Sutherland Mr Hugh Rose . Golspie ..... Dornock ... Caithness ... Sutherland ... Mr Hugh Rose . Lairg Dornock ..Caithness ... Sutherland ... Mr John Dempster , d .

A History of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Caithness


Caithness and Sutherland Classic Reprint

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Caithness and Sutherland  Classic Reprint

Excerpt from Caithness and Sutherland Fishing Boats leaving Wick Harbour; John o' Groats; Dunnet Head; Palaeospondylus gunni; Castle Nestaig, Stroma; Puffins, Dunnet Head; Brig o' Trams, Wick; Tinkers' Cave; Bronze Armlet; Norse Brooch of Bronze; Celtic Brooch; Fish-workers; Wick Harbour; Ogham Stone, Latheron; Cross with Runic Inscription, Thurso; Long Cairn, Yarhouse, No. 1; Long Cairn, Yarhouse, No. 2; View of Passage and Chamber, Long Cairn, No. 1; Short Cairn, Ormiegill; Ground Plan of Broch, Yarhouse; Silver Tankard from a "Pict's House" in Canisbay; Tortoise Brooch from Castletown; Ackergill Tower About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."