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The Earls of Caithness and Breadalbane.

William Sinclair, 3rd earl of Orkney, lord high chancellor of Scotland, obtained from king James II. a grant of the earldom of Caithness.

Stacks on the coast of Caithness; and the more distant point shows the smooth form of the land.

Caithness-shire. The surface of the county is more uniform and flat than that of Sutherlandshire.

The northern districts of Scotland were those which were most early exposed to the ravages of the Norwegians, and it was in these districts.

Parish of Dornoch.


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