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Travel through historical Caithness


By David G Scott

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Caithness Family History Society's online meeting on Wednesday, January 12 will give locals, and those living abroad, the opportunity to travel around the county without leaving the comfort of their armchairs.

The Flagstone Heritage Trail and the Castlehill Heritage Centre between them celebrate the memory of the flagstone industry in this part of Caithness in Scotland. The most obvious building surviving from the quarry is the windmill tower. This had a head that turned to face into the wind and was used to pump water out of the quarry into a nearby dam.
The Flagstone Heritage Trail and the Castlehill Heritage Centre between them celebrate the memory of the flagstone industry in this part of Caithness in Scotland. The most obvious building surviving from the quarry is the windmill tower. This had a head that turned to face into the wind and was used to pump water out of the quarry into a nearby dam.

Neil Buchan of Castletown Heritage Society describes his forthcoming talk to the society, which is entitled Caithness Commemorations, as a pictorial tour around some familiar, plus less well visited locations, antiquities and monuments in Caithness, dipping into the stories of people of times past associated with them.

To register for this event, email caithnessfhs@btinternet.com

If you have any questions about your Caithness family research, the Question and Answer session on 9th February may be just what you need. Any queries should be received by the society as soon as possible.


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