Auld Wick  Caithness


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Auld Wick like this:

Auld Wick Castle, an old baronial fortalice in Wick parish, Caithness, surmounting a dismal chasm in cliffs at the S side of the entrance of Wick Bay, 1¾ mile SE of Wick. It belonged, in the beginning of the 14th century, to Sir Reginald de Cheyne, passed to the Oliphants, the Earls of Caithness, the Dunbars, and Lord Duffus; is now dismantled and ruinous; forms an excellent landmark to mariners, and is commonly called by them ` the Aul' Man o' Wick. '

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Auld Wick through time

Auld Wick is now part of Highland district. Click here for graphs and data of how Highland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Auld Wick itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Auld Wick, in Highland and Caithness | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 13th November 2019

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