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Inventors and Engineers of Caithness

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Durness and Cape Wrath (Explorer Maps)

Thurso and Dunbeath
Thurso and Dunbeath (Landranger Maps)

Thurso and John O'Groats (Explorer Map)

Sutherland and Caithness: A Guide...

Caithness 2000: Living the Life

The Magic of Caithness


Sutherland and Caithness Books

Memories of North and West Sutherland

Memories of North and West Sutherland. A very enjoyable book about North-west Sutherland in days gone by - the photographs (mainly taken from archive postcards) are super and the accompanying text is a well-written blend of history and anecdotes. A book which current and former Sutherland folk will relish but also great for visitors to the area, or, in fact, anyone interested in finding out a bit more about this often overlooked but supremely beautiful and history rich part of the northern Highlands.

Camp 165 WattenCamp 165 Watten. The camp held a number of prisoners such as Gunter d'Alquen, the journalist; Otto Kretschmer, the 'Wolf of the Atlantic'; and Paul Werner Hoppe, former commandant of Stutthof Concentration Camp in Poland. The history of its inception and creation are described, as is the daily life of the prisoners. Although some were allowed out of the camp to work on local farms others, who were labelled as 'black', denoting their high-risk status, were not. However, all of them had the opportunity to learn new skills or study the many varied courses that were on offer behind the barbed wire. Numerous escape attempts were made but all of the prisoners returned to the camp, either through choice or necessity. Local people give their account of the camp with many having fond memories of the theatre groups and orchestras; one of which played at a local girl's wedding! The camp had a profound effect on Caithness which endures to this day through the friendships built up over its time as Prisoner of War Camp 165. Camp 165 Watten: Scotland's Most Secretive POW Camp.

North and West: A Discovery of the... Landscape of the North and West Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

Caithness: An Illustrated Architectural... Guide.This guide traces the architectural history and development of Caithness. It illustrates the architecture in Caithness through examination of the wide range of buildings associated with the coast and the country, castle and church, and also the principal contrasting towns of Wick and Thurso. The book also highlights the previous prevalence of the fishing industry along the coast, outlining many structures now either under-used or devoted to new roles. Covering buildings old, new and occasionally demolished and including many historical anecdotes about the personalities connected with the area, this guide should be of general interest to tourists and locals, as well as those with a specific interest in architecture.

A Caithness Childhood

Green: A Caithness Childhood. This autobiographical account of childhood in the '50s and '60s centres around Latheronwheel, a small village in Caithness. Brimful of anecdote, it is neither slushily sentimental nor dreamily nostalgic, but an evocation of country life and a child's relationship both with adults and nature. Green also covers subjects like education, religion, animals, snow, sea, sunshine, family, monsters, bitter cold, biting sea breezes, indecision and black despair. It is a child's view of the world - a child who despises adult advice, a child who is sensitive to nature, a child who is still green.

The Northern Highlands

The Northern Highlands: The Empty Lands,... Lands of Endless Natural Beauty, Including Wester Ross, Caithness and Sutherland.

North West Highlands

The North-west Highlands. The North-West Highlands of Scotland is an area of great natural beauty, with a history which includes well preserved castles, standing stones, and ancient burial cairns. This book guides the reader through both the history and the landscape of the region.

Caithness Paperweights

Caithness Paperweights: A Charlton... Standard Catalogue. The Scottish company of Caithness Glass is famous for its quality artglass pieces, especially the glass paperweights. This standard reference for Caithness Paperweights is a 'must have' for the paperweight collector. This second edition updates the listings and prices to 2004. Over 475 paperweights have been added making a total listing of 2,800.

1851 Census Index: Parish of Canisbay,... Caithness.

Lest We Forget the Parish of Canisbay.

Caithness - And the War, 1939-45: A... Record.

County of Caithness (3rd Statistical... of Scotland.

Birds and Flowers of the Castle of Mey

Birds and Flowers of the Castle of Mey... and Balmoral . A collection of watercolours originally produced for the Royal Family have been compiled in a new book published by Northumbria University Press. Wildlife artist James Alder was commissioned by HRH Queen Elizabeth II and the late Queen Mother to produce two books featuring drawings and watercolours of birds, flora and fauna found in the gardens of the Royal Scottish estates. The Birds and Flowers of Castle Mey and Balmoral feature watercolours from the late Queen Mother’s personal list of favourite birds, garden and wild flowers alongside watercolour drawings ranging from the rare and beautiful dotterel to the huge golden eagle, all drawn in the grounds of the Royal estates.

The Castle & Gardens of Mey (Great... Houses.)

Queen Mother and Family at Home in... Caithness.

The Mey letters : being the... correspondence of the Sinclairs of Mey in Caithness and their friends between 1693 and 1772.

Wick of the North: The Story of a... Scottish Royal Burgh

Where to Watch Birds in Scotland

Where to Watch Birds in Scotland (Where... to Watch Scottish Birds.

The Breeding Birds of Caithness... Scotland.

Highland Walks: Skye to Cape Wrath v. 2.

Foinaven, Arkle, Kylesku and Scourie... Map.

The Chambered Cairns of Caithness: An... Inventory of the Structures and Their Contents.

George Washington Wilson in Caithness... and Sutherland

Exploring the Far North West of... Scotland: A Walker's Guide to the Hills, Glens and Coastline of Wester Ross and Sutherland. This is the most comprehensive guide book to the most beautiful and remote corner of Britain. There are plenty of excellent colour photos to whet your appetite in the living room, and detailed and accurate route descriptions and maps for use in the field, and it is small enough to fit inside your map pocket. The outings described are wonderfully varied - from secluded beaches for the family, dramatic waterfall walks or small hills for an afternoon, to more serious days out on larger hills. It is written with great enthusiasm and feeling, a refreshing change from the usual dry instructions in guide books.

Cape Wrath to Wick and the Orkney... Islands (Imray C.Chart).

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