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On the agriculture of the County of Caithness Orkney and Shetland and Sutherlandshire

James MacDonald

On the agriculture of the County of Caithness Orkney and Shetland and Sutherlandshire

by James MacDonald

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Extract from the Transactions of the Highland Agricultural Society for Scotland.

StatementJames MacDonald.
The Physical Object
Pagination166-258p.
Number of Pages258
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Open LibraryOL17212193M

P. For the story of Gow read Scott s Pirate, Peterkin s Notes on Orkney, Mackay s History of the Mackays, John Gow, the, Pirate, in the Newcastle Chronicle, The Newgate Calendar, Tudor s Orkney and Shetland, Chamber s Journal for January , and Services of Heirs for Scotland. Henderson, in his Caithness Family History, gives the beat. Preview this book» What people are Accounts of the Improvements carried on in the County of Caithness for the I and A Observations on Inclosures 1 C Waste Lands Volume 52 of Agricultural Surveys: General View of the Agriculture of the County of 5/5(1).

The topography of the sea floor around Orkney and Shetland and in the northern North Sea. Q. Jnl geol. Soc. Lond., , FLINN, D. The coastline of Shetland, in The Natural Environment of Shetland, edit. R. Goodier, ORKNEY AND SHETLAND, a county of Scotland, formed of two separate groups of islands in the North Orkneys are situated between 58° 41' and 59° 24' N. lat. and between 2° 22' and 3° 25' W. long., and are separated from the mainland of Scotland by the Pentland Firth, the breadth of which between Brough Ness in South hay and Duncansby Head, Caithness.

Historical Description. SCOTLAND, or NORTH BRITAIN, the northern division of the Island of Great Britain, is situated between 54º 38' north latitude, and between 1º 47' and 6º 7' west longitude of Greenwich: according to other calculations the north latitude is 54º 37'.This does not include the Orkney, Shetland, and many of the Western Islands. The kingdom is surrounded . Caithness and North Coast Sutherland is a large area of unspoilt, dramatic scenery in the far north of Scotland, indeed, on the extreme edge of Europe. The borders of Caithness are the Pentland Firth to the north, and Moray Firth to the east.


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On the agriculture of the County of Caithness Orkney and Shetland and Sutherlandshire by James MacDonald Download PDF EPUB FB2

Parish Registers Of Canisbay (Caithness), Baptism, Matrimonial Contracts And Marriages - - 31 pages 3. Commissariot Record Of Caithness. Register Of Testaments - - 9 pages 4. Commissariot Record Of Orkney & Shetland Register Of Testaments - - 79 pages/5(3).

The Highland Archive Service is responsible for locating, preserving and making accessible archives relating to all aspects of the history of the geographical area of the Highlands.

The Sutherland Collection - the Sutherland Papers are the massive archive created by the Leveson-Gower family, Marquesses of Stafford and Dukes of Sutherland. It is the single most important. Caithness, historic county in extreme northern Scotland, facing the Atlantic Ocean and the Pentland Firth (which separates it from the Orkney Islands) on the north and the North Sea on the east.

It contains Dunnet Head, the northernmost point in. College of Agriculture, Orkney, College of Agriculture, Ross and Cromarty-shire,College of Agriculture, Shetland, College of Agriculture, Sutherland-shire, Commissary Court, Inverness-shire, 80 Commissary Court, Ross and Cromarty-shire, Constabulary, Banffshire, 10 Constabulary, Inverness-shire, The present relative material position of the counties of Caithness, and of Orkney and Shetland is shown in the agricultural statistical returns of the Board of Trade.

Through railway communication wiII be of great advantage to Caithness, and when a locaf line is obtained the accommodation to this country will be complete. Shetland is divided into two geologically distinct parts, henceforth termed West and East Shetland, by a major north—south trending fault which is termed the Walls Boundary Fault.

It has been suggested that this is the northward continuation of the Great Glen Fault (Flinn b) [1] and like the latter it appears to be a transcurrent fault.

The phrase "Northern Isles" generally refers to the main islands of the Orkney and Shetland archipelagos. Island of Stroma, which lies between mainland Scotland and Orkney, is part of Caithness, and so falls under Highland council area for local government purposes, not Orkney.

It is, however, clearly one of the "northern isles" of Scotland. Fair Isle and Foula are outliers of Shetland. An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker.

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INFORMATION. They went over to Caithness, and thence to Kildonan, in Sutherlandshire, where Frakirk s castle and property were situated. After the death of Harold, the earldom of Orkney and Caithness was jointly ruled over by his half-brother Paul, and by Ronald, nephew of Magnus, who was assassinated in the isle of Eaglesay in Orkney, Shetland and Caithness Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commonsed.

B.D. Henning, Available from Boydell and Brewer. Shetland (Scottish Gaelic: Sealtainn Scottish Gaelic pronunciation: [ˈʃalˠ̪t̪ɪɲ]; Old Norse: Hjaltland; Scots: Shetland), also called the Shetland Islands and formerly Zetland, is a subarctic archipelago in the Northern Isles of Scotland, situated in the Northern Atlantic, between Great Britain, the Faroe Islands and Norway.

The islands lie some 80 km (50 mi) to the northeast of Orkney. Shetland is the most northerly island group of Scotland. The "Top of Great Britain" is the home of s Shetlanders, and is equally distant from the neighbouring Faroe Islands to the north-west, Norway to the east (with both Lerwick-Thorshavn and Lerwick-Bergen approx.

km as the crow flies). The most northerly point of the Scottish mainland, Dunnet Head, lies some km. Fifé is a Scottish county located on the North Sea between the bays of Forth and Tay, Forfar is the capital of the Scottish County of Angus. Then there are the uniqueness of Orkney, Breck Moodies, and after of Mels, they are descendents of Gilbert Moodie of Caldwell in Ayr, brother of William, Bishop of Caithness.

Description "Caithness County is a county in the north east of Scotland, bounded on the north by the Pentland Firth; on the east and south east by North Sea; and on the west and south west by the county of Sutherland.

Orkney (/ ˈ ɔːr k n i /; Old Norse: Orkneyjar), also known as the Orkney Islands, is an archipelago in the Northern Isles of Scotland, situated off the north coast of the island of Great is 10 miles (16 km) north of the coast of Caithness and has about 70 islands, of which 20 are inhabited.

The largest island, Mainland, is often referred to as "the Mainland", and has an area. History of Caithness J.T. Calder Preface: Civil And Traditional History Of Caithness Preface: Preface To First Edition I had long cherished a desire to draw up something like a regular history of Caithness, but on making the requisite investigation, I found that neither the public records of the county, nor yet family papers, afforded sufficient materials for the purpose.

Transactions of the Highlands and Agricultural Society of Scotland Book, Abstract, Minutes, Accounts 5th Series History of the Destitution of Sutherlandshire Book, Letters, History Edinburgh: Chronicle Office Tourist guide compiled with 'Sutherland and Caithness' and 'Orkney and Shetland' with contemporary adverts and photos.

Caithness and Orkney; and (ii) Shetland. GEOLOGY AND RELIEF NORTH-EAST CAITHNESS AND ORKNEY North-east Caithness and Orkney account for approximately 51 per cent of the land area of Sheet 1.

The region is formed largely of rocks of the Middle Old Red Sandstone and consists of a gently undulating landscape of subdued relief with. Sutherland (Scottish Gaelic: Cataibh) is a historic county, registration county and lieutenancy area in the Highlands of county town is Dornoch.

Sutherland borders Caithness and Moray Firth to the east, Ross-shire and Cromartyshire (later combined into Ross and Cromarty) to the south and the Atlantic to the north and west. Like its southern neighbour Ross-shire. In fact the Shetland Isles are located in the North Atlantic, as close to Norway as to Aberdeen.

Shetland consists of a group of islands with approximately miles of coastline and a population of aro The Orkney Islands are located six miles north of .Caithness Farming Photos.

3, likes 2 talking about this. Send in your pictures of livestock and machinery in the Caithness area. Hope you all enjoy the page.Word is spreading about the quality of her products too, as a recent appearance at Orkney’s main agricultural shows highlighted.

‘I decided to attend the Dounby and County Shows this year after joining Orkney Food and Drink. I made nearly 1, bags of truffles and fudge and by the end of County Show Day they were all gone,’ said Sarah.