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Broch project runs Caithness photo competition


By David G Scott

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CAITHNESS Broch Project is asking the public to contribute local scenic photographs for a leaflet promoting the best the county has to offer.

The leaflet will also have a Lord of the Rings-style map of Caithness – created by Fantasy World Maps – complete with the best castles, beaches, distilleries, historic harbours, museums, Neolithic marvels, geological wonders and, of course, brochs.

There is even a Where's Wally? style animal hunt included in it for children.

Caithness fantasy map to be used in the broch project leaflet.
Caithness fantasy map to be used in the broch project leaflet.

Those behind the project hope to entice visitors to the county to "experience the many and varied sites Caithness has to offer".

Project co-ordinator Iain MacLean said: "Caithness is still reeling from the success of the NC500 but it seems there is still a tendency for visitors to focus on just the main attractions in the county like Whaligoe Steps and John O'Groats before scooting off up west.

Sinclair Girnigoe castle near Wick. Picture: Chris Sinclair Aerial Surveys
Sinclair Girnigoe castle near Wick. Picture: Chris Sinclair Aerial Surveys

"We hope that the new leaflet can entice visitors to explore the county a bit more and perhaps visit some of the less frequented places that can make their journey here unique to them."

The broch project recently acquired £1000 from the Your Cash Your Caithness funding programme to go towards designing the leaflet layout and to help with printing costs.

Duncansby Head is seen as one of the main attractions of Caithness.
Duncansby Head is seen as one of the main attractions of Caithness.

Now the photo competition invites members of the public to submit their best photographs of Caithness to be included in the new leaflet.

The "main attractions" of Caithness could range from the Stacks of Duncansby to archaeological sites.

If you would like to submit a contribution then email your favourite Caithness photographs to caithnessbrochproject@gmail.com or submit them on the Facebook group www.facebook.com/CaithnessBrochProject


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