Dirlot  Caithness


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

Dirlot Castle, an ancient fortalice in Halkirk parish, Caithness, on a rugged crag above the river Thurso, 15 miles S of Thurso town. It is said to have been the stronghold of a daring freebooter, a kinsman of the Dunrobin Sutherlands, and to have been accessible only by a drawbridge, but is now represented by slight remains.

Additional information about this locality is available for Halkirk

Dirlot through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 22nd November 2019

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