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Caithness

[keyth-nes, keyth-nes] /ˈkeɪθ nɛs, keɪθˈnɛs/
noun
1.
a historic county in NE Scotland.
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  • Historically, the town is one of two burghs within the county of Caithness.
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Caithness

/keɪθˈnɛs; ˈkeɪθnɛs/
noun
1.
(until 1975) a county of NE Scotland, now part of Highland
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historic county in extreme northern Scotland, facing the Atlantic Ocean and the Pentland Firth (which separates it from the Orkney Islands) on the north and the North Sea on the east. It contains Dunnet Head, the northernmost point in Great Britain, which juts into the Atlantic east of Thurso.

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