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Scotland - Caithness and Sutherland

Caithness & Sutherland

When you look at a map of Scotland and find Inverness, travel north a few miles and you will find Sutherland, a county that stretches from the east coast to the west of Scotland. At the top right corner of Scotland is the county of Caithness, the land of picts and vikings.

Many people immigrated from these two counties to countries all over the world: to the United States of America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand to name a few. Caithness and Sutherland welcomes you back for a visit or to stay.

Books on Caithness and Sutherland are available on the Amazon UK Book Store.

You may find Exploring the Far North West of Scotland: A Walker's Guide to the Hills, Glens and Coastline of Wester Ross and Sutherland a useful book for exploring this area.

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Caithness and Sutherland

Caithness and Sutherland has a reputation for sandy beaches and surfing

When you visit Caithness and Sutherland you will find stunning beaches where there is no restriction on walking your dogs in summer (as long as you act responsibly) making this area a perfect place for holidays with children and your dog(s). It is also loved by many for surfing and this beach as Bettyhill in Sutherland is visited often for surfing

Mary Anne's CottageMary Ann's Cottage Caithness Scotland

We love visiting this old croft near Dunnet Head in Caithness. It is preserved and run by Caithness Heritage Trust and this historical record of highland crofting is open to the public during the spring / summer months from 2pm to 4.30pm Tuesday through Sunday. It is run by volunteers who love to take you on a guided tour of the croft. There is a small charge for entrance. More pictures and map location on Mary Anne's Croft Cottage.


Caithness and Sutherland is world famous for it's fishing; sea, river and loch fishing we have the lot and you will not be dissapointed if you plan a fishing trip to the north of Scotland. My favourite fishing is on a boat off the Caithness coast, Scrabster to be specific and my largest cod is 8Ibs, the cod is kindly held up for photographing by Gerry - who is always out fishing!


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Whaligoe Steps in Caithness

Whaligoe Steps

Whaligo Steps are a monument to the determination and grit of Scottish men and women who worked in the Scottish fishing industry in the 17-19th centuary. The steps were built in 1792 and consist of 350 steps built into the side of 250 feet high cliffs at Whaligoe which is a few miles south of Wick in Caithness.



Seals in Sannick Beach near John O'Groats

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Bear sculpture in Dunnet Forest

Do you love bears? then if you are quick and visit the Dunnet Forest in Caithness you may come across this friendly wild bear!

Online Scotland Map of Caithness and Sutherland

Sea Fishing in Caithness

Bed and Breakfast

Loch Watten House Bed and Breakfast - a highly recommended b&b in Caithness. Ideal for exploring, fishing and stopping over on your trip to and from Orkney.

Kathryn Mackenzie, Watten, Wick, Caithness, Scotland, KW1 5UG

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Useful websites

Caithness Quality Flies for supplies of trout and salmon flies, made in Scotland!

Durness Lochs - details on fishing the Durness limestone lochs in Caithness

Trout Quest for Trout and Salmon fishing holidays and fishing courses