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LOCATION: Wick
DISTRICT: Caithness - Eastern
OLD COUNTY/PARISH: CAITHNESS:Wick
CONTRIBUTOR: Highland Libraries
COLLECTION NAME: Postcards
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Postcard of a drawing of the Old Man of Wick.

The Old Man of Wick is now generally referred to as Oldwick Castle. Its name is derived not from the Scots word 'auld', meaning old, but from the Gaelic 'allt', meaning a burn or stream. Its correct name is Caisteal Allt-na-Uig, or 'the castle of the burn of Wick'.



IDENTIFIER: QZP40_CARD_1705


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