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The A836 is a major road entirely within the Highland area of Scotland.
The A9 is a major road running from the Falkirk council area in central Scotland to Scrabster Harbour, Thurso in the far north, via Stirling, Bridge of Allan, Perth and Inverness.
Acts of Parliament, also called primary legislation, are statutes passed by a parliament (legislature).
The Acts of Union were two Acts of Parliament: the Union with Scotland Act 1706 passed by the Parliament of England, and the Union with England Act passed in 1707 by the Parliament of Scotland.
Many large local government councils in the United Kingdom have a system of area committees, with responsibility for services in a particular part of the area covered by the council.
The Atlantic white-sided dolphin (Lagenorhynchus acutus) is a distinctively coloured dolphin found in the cool to temperate waters of the North Atlantic Ocean.
Berriedale (Bearghdal) is a small estate village on the northern east coast of Caithness, Scotland, on the A9 road between Helmsdale and Lybster, close to the boundary between Caithness and Sutherland.
Bird migration is the regular seasonal movement, often north and south along a flyway, between breeding and wintering grounds.
The Bishop of Caithness was the ecclesiastical head of the Diocese of Caithness, one of Scotland's 13 medieval bishoprics.
A bog is a wetland that accumulates peat, a deposit of dead plant material—often mosses, and in a majority of cases, sphagnum moss.
Bottlenose dolphins, the genus Tursiops, are the most common members of the family Delphinidae, the family of oceanic dolphin.
Bower (Bàgair) is a village and civil parish in Highland, Scotland It is 10 miles from Thurso and around 11 miles from Wick.
The Brittonic, Brythonic or British Celtic languages (ieithoedd Brythonaidd/Prydeinig; yethow brythonek/predennek; yezhoù predenek) form one of the two branches of the Insular Celtic language family; the other is Goidelic.
A broch is an Iron Age drystone hollow-walled structure of a type found only in Scotland.
A burgh was an autonomous municipal corporation in Scotland and Northern England, usually a town, or toun in Scots.
Burnside is a predominantly residential area of Thurso, Caithness, in the Highland council area of Scotland.
Buteshire was a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of Great Britain from 1708 to 1801 and of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1918.
Caithness was a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of Great Britain from 1708 to 1801 and of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1918.
Caithness and Sutherland was a county constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1918 to 1997.
The Caithness Broch Project is a Scottish charity which aims to promote the county of Caithness as a heritage tourism destination.
Caithness Glass is a Scottish artistic glassware manufacturing company.
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross was a constituency of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood), in use between 1999 and 2011.
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross is a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster).
Caithness, Sutherland and Ross is a constituency of the Scottish Parliament.
Cambridge University Press (CUP) is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge.
Castletown (Baile a' Chaisteil) is a village on the north coast of the Highland council area of Scotland, situated near Dunnet Bay.
The Britons, also known as Celtic Britons or Ancient Britons, were Celtic people who inhabited Great Britain from the British Iron Age into the Middle Ages, at which point their culture and language diverged into the modern Welsh, Cornish and Bretons (among others).
Celtic Christianity or Insular Christianity refers broadly to certain features of Christianity that were common, or held to be common, across the Celtic-speaking world during the Early Middle Ages.
The Church of Scotland (The Scots Kirk, Eaglais na h-Alba), known informally by its Scots language name, the Kirk, is the national church of Scotland.
Clan Gunn (Na Guinnich) is a Highland Scottish clan associated with lands in northeastern Scotland, including Caithness, Sutherland and, arguably, the Orkney Isles.
Clan Sinclair (Clann na Ceàrda) is a Highland Scottish clan who held lands in the north of Scotland, the Orkney Islands, and the Lothians.
Clyth is a remote scattered coastal crofting village, in eastern Caithness, Scottish Highlands and is in the Scottish council area of Highland.
The common dolphin is the name given to two species of dolphin making up the genus Delphinus.
A community council is a public representative body in Great Britain.
A county council is the elected administrative body governing an area known as a county.
A croft is a fenced or enclosed area of land, usually small and arable, usually, but not always, with a crofter's dwelling thereon.
The Devonian is a geologic period and system of the Paleozoic, spanning 60 million years from the end of the Silurian, million years ago (Mya), to the beginning of the Carboniferous, Mya.
The Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness is one of the seven dioceses of the Scottish Episcopal Church.
Dornoch (Dòrnach; Dornach) is a town and seaside resort, and former Royal burgh in the county of Sutherland in the Highlands of Scotland.
A drainage divide, water divide, divide, ridgeline, watershed, or water parting is the line that separates neighbouring drainage basins.
Dunbeath (Dùn Bheithe) is a village in south-east Caithness, Scotland on the A9 road.
Dunnet is a village in Caithness, in the Highland area of Scotland.
Dunnet Head (Ceann Dùnaid) is a peninsula in Caithness, on the north coast of Scotland.
Earl of Caithness is a title that has been created several times in the Peerage of Scotland, and it has a very complex history.
The Earldom of Orkney was a Norse feudal dignity in Scotland which had its origins from the Viking period.
English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.
Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere.
The European water vole or northern water vole (Arvicola amphibius, included in synonymy: A. terrestris), is a semiaquatic rodent.
The Far North Line is a rural railway line entirely within the Highland area of Scotland, extending from Inverness to Thurso and Wick.
Farr (Fàrr) is a parish in the county of Sutherland in the Scottish council area of Highland.
A first-past-the-post (FPTP) voting method is one in which voters indicate on a ballot the candidate of their choice, and the candidate who receives the most votes wins.
Flagstone (flag) is a generic flat stone, usually used for paving slabs or walkways, patios, fences and roofing.
The Flow Country is a large, rolling expanse of peatland and wetland area of Caithness and Sutherland in Scotland.
Gillock is a small village in Caithness, the north part of the Highland council area of Scotland.
The Goidelic or Gaelic languages (teangacha Gaelacha; cànanan Goidhealach; çhengaghyn Gaelgagh) form one of the two groups of Insular Celtic languages, the other being the Brittonic languages.
Grampian (Roinn a' Mhonaidh in Gaelic) was a local government region of Scotland from 1975 to 1996.
Granite is a common type of felsic intrusive igneous rock that is granular and phaneritic in texture.
Great Britain, also known as Britain, is a large island in the north Atlantic Ocean off the northwest coast of continental Europe.
The Grey Cairns of Camster are two large Neolithic chambered cairns located about south of Watten and north of Lybster in Caithness, in the Highland region of Scotland.
The grey seal (Halichoerus grypus, meaning "hooked-nosed sea pig") is found on both shores of the North Atlantic Ocean.
Halkirk (Hacraig) is a village on the River Thurso in Caithness, in the Highland council area of Scotland.
Harald Maddadsson (Old Norse: Haraldr Maddaðarson, Gaelic: Aralt mac Mataid) (c. 1134 – 1206) was Earl of Orkney and Mormaer of Caithness from 1139 until 1206.
The harbor (or harbour) seal (Phoca vitulina), also known as the common seal, is a true seal found along temperate and Arctic marine coastlines of the Northern Hemisphere.
The harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) is one of six species of porpoise.
Haster is a small remote rural hamlet and district in Wick, in the Highland area of Scotland.
Hewett Cottrell Watson (9 May 1804 – 27 July 1881) was a phrenologist, botanist and evolutionary theorist.
Highland (A' Ghàidhealtachd;, Heilan) is a council area in the Scottish Highlands and is the largest local government area in the United Kingdom.
The third set of Highland Council wards, 22 in number, became effective for election purposes in 2007, for the fourth general election of the Highland Council.
The Highlands and Islands is one of the eight electoral regions of the Scottish Parliament which were created in 1999.
The Hill O Many Stanes is a south-facing hillside (at) in Mid Clyth, about south of Wick in Caithness, in the Highland area of Scotland, which has about 200 upright stones, none more than a metre high, set out in rows running approximately north and south with the incline.
The House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
The Shire of Inverness (Siorrachd Inbhir Nis) is a historic county and lieutenancy area of Scotland.
Ireland (Éire; Ulster-Scots: Airlann) is an island in the North Atlantic.
Rev Dr John Jamieson DD FRSE FSAs FRSL (5 March 1759 – 12 July 1838) was a Scottish minister of religion, lexicographer, philologist and antiquary.
John o' Groats (Taigh Iain Ghròt) is a village NE of the village of Canisbay, Caithness, in the far north of Scotland.
Cait or Cat was a legendary Pictish kingdom originating c. AD 800 during the Early Middle Ages.
Language shift, also known as language transfer or language replacement or language assimilation, is the process whereby a community of speakers of a language shifts to speaking a completely different language, usually over an extended period of time.
Latheron is a small village and civil parish in Caithness, in the Highland area of Scotland, centred on the junction of the A9 with the A99.
The lieutenancy areas of Scotland (Lieutenancy auries o Scotland) are the areas used for the ceremonial lord-lieutenants, the monarch's representatives, in Scotland.
This is a list of counties of Scotland created by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889 and abolished in 1975 by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.
A local government is a form of public administration which, in a majority of contexts, exists as the lowest tier of administration within a given state.
The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889 (52 & 53 Vict. c. 50) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which was passed on 26 August 1889.
The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1929 (19 & 20 Geo 5 c. 25) reorganised local government in Scotland from 1930, introducing joint county councils, large and small burghs and district councils.
The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (c. 65) is an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom that altered local government in Scotland on 16 May 1975.
The local government areas of Scotland were redefined by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 and redefined again by the Local Government etc (Scotland) Act 1994.
The Local Government etc.
Local government in Scotland is organised through 32 unitary authorities designated as Councils which consist of councillors elected every five years by registered voters in each of the council areas.
The long-finned pilot whale (Globicephala melas) is a large species of oceanic dolphin.
The Maiden Paps are twin hills located in Caithness, Scotland that have the shape of human breasts.
A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the voters to a parliament.
Mey is a remote village, located on the north coast of Scotland in Caithness, Scottish Highlands and is in the Scottish council area of Highland.
Midgarth, also known as the Holm of Midgarth and Linga Holm is an uninhabited Scottish island extending to approximately situated west of Stronsay island in the Orkney archipelago.
The minke whale, or lesser rorqual, is a type of baleen whale.
Moorland or moor is a type of habitat found in upland areas in temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands and montane grasslands and shrublands biomes, characterised by low-growing vegetation on acidic soils.
Morven (Scottish Gaelic: A' Mhòr Bheinn) is a mountain in Caithness, in the Highland Region of Scotland.
The Neolithic was a period in the development of human technology, beginning about 10,200 BC, according to the ASPRO chronology, in some parts of Western Asia, and later in other parts of the world and ending between 4500 and 2000 BC.
A newspaper is a periodical publication containing written information about current events.
Norn is an extinct North Germanic language that was spoken in the Northern Isles (Orkney and Shetland) off the north coast of mainland Scotland and in Caithness in the far north of the Scottish mainland.
North Northern Scots refers to the dialects of Scots spoken in Caithness, the Black Isle and Easter Ross.
North of Scotland Newspapers (NOSN) is the trade name under which Scottish Provincial Press publishes two weekly newspapers, the John O'Groat Journal and the Caithness Courier, both serving the Caithness area in the Highland council area of Scotland.
The North Sea (Mare Germanicum) is a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean located between Great Britain, Scandinavia, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and France.
The Northern Isles (Northren Isles; Na h-Eileanan a Tuath; Norðreyjar) are a pair of archipelagos off the north coast of mainland Scotland, comprising Orkney and Shetland.
Norway (Norwegian: (Bokmål) or (Nynorsk); Norga), officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a unitary sovereign state whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.
Old Norse was a North Germanic language that was spoken by inhabitants of Scandinavia and inhabitants of their overseas settlements from about the 9th to the 13th century.
The Old Red Sandstone is an assemblage of rocks in the North Atlantic region largely of Devonian age.
Olrig is a parish in Caithness, Scotland.
The Orcadian Basin is a sedimentary basin of Devonian age that formed mainly as a result of extensional tectonics in northeastern Scotland after the end of the Caledonian orogeny.
Orcadian dialect is a dialect of Insular Scots, itself a dialect of the Scots language.
Orkney (Orkneyjar), also known as the Orkney Islands, is an archipelago in the Northern Isles of Scotland, situated off the north coast of Great Britain.
Otters are carnivorous mammals in the subfamily Lutrinae.
A parish is a church territorial entity constituting a division within a diocese.
The Parliament of Great Britain was formed in 1707 following the ratification of the Acts of Union by both the Parliament of England and the Parliament of Scotland.
The Parliament of Scotland was the legislature of the Kingdom of Scotland.
The Parliament of the United Kingdom, commonly known as the UK Parliament or British Parliament, is the supreme legislative body of the United Kingdom, the Crown dependencies and overseas territories.
The Pentland Firth (An Caol Arcach, meaning the Orcadian Strait) is a strait which separates the Orkney Islands from Caithness in the north of Scotland.
Pictish is the extinct language, or dialect, spoken by the Picts, the people of eastern and northern Scotland from the late Iron Age to the Early Middle Ages.
The Picts were a tribal confederation of peoples who lived in what is today eastern and northern Scotland during the Late Iron Age and Early Medieval periods.
The politics of the Highland council area in Scotland are evident in the deliberations and decisions of the Highland Council, in elections to the council, and in elections to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (Westminster) and the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood).
Human prehistory is the period between the use of the first stone tools 3.3 million years ago by hominins and the invention of writing systems.
Proportional representation (PR) characterizes electoral systems by which divisions into an electorate are reflected proportionately into the elected body.
Reay (Ràth) is a village which has grown around Sandside Bay on the north coast of the Highland council area of Scotland.
A registration county was, in Great Britain and Ireland, a statistical unit used for the registration of births, deaths and marriages and for the output of census information.
Reiss is a village in the former county of Caithness, now in the Highland council area of northern Scotland.
Risso's dolphin (Grampus griseus) is the only species of dolphin in the genus Grampus.
A river is a natural flowing watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, sea, lake or another river.
A royal burgh was a type of Scottish burgh which had been founded by, or subsequently granted, a royal charter.
Scotland (Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.
Scots is the Germanic language variety spoken in Lowland Scotland and parts of Ulster (where the local dialect is known as Ulster Scots).
Scottish English refers to the varieties of English spoken in Scotland.
Scottish Gaelic or Scots Gaelic, sometimes also referred to simply as Gaelic (Gàidhlig) or the Gaelic, is a Celtic language native to the Gaels of Scotland.
The Scottish National Dictionary was published by the Scottish National Dictionary Association (SNDA) from 1931 to 1976 and documents the Modern (Lowland) Scots language.
The Scottish Parliament (Pàrlamaid na h-Alba; Scots: The Scots Pairlament) is the devolved national, unicameral legislature of Scotland.
Scottish Parliament constituencies and regions were first used in 1999, in the first general election of the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood), created by the Scotland Act 1998.
Shapinsay is one of the Orkney Islands off the north coast of mainland Scotland.
A sheriffdom is a judicial district in Scotland, led by a sheriff principal.
Shetland (Old Norse: Hjaltland), also called the Shetland Islands, is a subarctic archipelago of Scotland that lies northeast of Great Britain.
The counties or shires of Scotland (Siorrachdan na h-Alba) are geographic subdivisions of Scotland established in the Middle Ages.
The single transferable vote (STV) is a voting system designed to achieve proportional representation through ranked voting in multi-seat organizations or constituencies (voting districts).
Souterrain (from French sous terrain, meaning "under ground") is a name given by archaeologists to a type of underground structure associated mainly with the European Atlantic Iron Age.
A statute is a formal written enactment of a legislative authority that governs a city, state, or country.
The Stone Lud is a standing stone in the parish of Bower in Caithness, in the Highland area of Scotland.
Strathnaver or Strath Naver (Srath Nabhair) is the fertile strath of the River Naver, a famous salmon river that flows from Loch Naver to the north coast of Scotland.
Stroma is an island off the northern coast of the mainland of Scotland.
For local government purposes, Scotland is divided into 32 areas designated as "council areas", which are all governed by single-tier authorities designated as "councils".
Sutherland is a historic county, registration county and lieutenancy area in the Highlands of Scotland.
Tain Burghs, was a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of Great Britain from 1708 to 1801 and of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1832, sometimes known as Northern Burghs.
The Press and Journal is a daily regional newspaper serving northern and highland Scotland including the cities of Aberdeen and Inverness.
The Superstation Orkney, also known as just The Superstation, was a community radio station, broadcasting to Orkney and Caithness.
Thurso (pronounced, Thursa, Inbhir Theòrsa) is a town and former burgh on the north coast of the Highland council area of Scotland.
Tongue (Tunga from Tunga) is a coastal village in northwest Highland, Scotland, in the western part of the former county of Sutherland.
The Treaty of Perth, signed 2 July 1266, ended military conflict between Magnus VI of Norway and Alexander III of Scotland over the sovereignty of the Hebrides and the Isle of Man.
A valley is a low area between hills or mountains often with a river running through it.
A vice-county (vice county or biological vice-county) is a geographical division of the British Isles used for the purposes of biological recording and other scientific data-gathering.
Waders are birds commonly found along shorelines and mudflats that wade in order to forage for food (such as insects or crustaceans) in the mud or sand.
A ward is a local authority area, typically used for electoral purposes.
The Wars of Scottish Independence were a series of military campaigns fought between the Kingdom of Scotland and the Kingdom of England in the late 13th and early 14th centuries.
Watten is a small village in Caithness, in the Highland area of Scotland, on the main road (A882-A9) between the burgh of Wick and the town of Thurso, about twelve kilometres (eight miles) west of Wick and close to Wick River and to Loch Watten.
The white-beaked dolphin (Lagenorhynchus albirostris) is a marine mammal belonging to the family Delphinidae (dolphins) in the suborder Odontoceti (toothed whales).
Wick John O' Groats Airport is located north of the town of Wick in Caithness at the north-eastern extremity of the mainland of Scotland.
Wick Burghs, sometimes known as Northern Burghs, was a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1832 to 1918.
Wick (Inbhir Ùige, Week) is a town and royal burgh in Caithness, in the far north of Scotland.
William the Lion (Mediaeval Gaelic: Uilliam mac Eanric (i.e. William, son of Henry); Modern Gaelic: Uilleam mac Eanraig), sometimes styled William I, also known by the nickname Garbh, "the Rough",Uilleam Garbh; e.g. Annals of Ulster, s.a. 1214.6; Annals of Loch Cé, s.a. 1213.10.
Caithness (county of Scotland), Caithness (district), Caithness (local government district, Highland region), Caithness District (1975 to 1996), Caithness-shire, Caithnessshire, County of Caithness, Gallaibh, Katanes.