Skirza, Caithness, Scotland

Skirza is a small crofting and historic fishing community in Caithness

Close to John O' Groats in the north of Scotland is Skirza, a small crofting and historic fishing community. Skirza has a small fishing jetty / slipway and is close to a number of ancient brochs including the Skirza Head broch dating from the Iron Age and inhabited around 1900 and 2500 years ago. The Nybster broch is also nearby. Skirza is off the main A99 route leading to John O' Groats from Wick and you pass the outstanding sandy beach at Freswick. The road ends at Skirza and you need to go back along the single track road to the A99.


Skirza Jetty and Slipway

Skirza Jetty and Slipway

Jetty and slipway at Skirza is still used by locals for taking boats out for lobster and crab fishing.

Skirza jetty

Skirza slipway


The slipway is used to launch boats in Freswick Bay on the Caithness coastline.

Fishing creels

Fishing creels near the jetty.

Skirza Head

Skirza Head

Looking from the jetty towards Skirza Head.

Skirza Location Map

Peedie Sands Beach location map

Skirza map location.