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Broadhaven, Caithness

Historical Description

BROADHAVEN, a village, in the parish of WICK, county of CAITHNESS, 1 mile (E.) from Wick; containing 170 inhabitants. This village is situated at the head of the haven from which it takes its name, and extends along the northern shore of the bay of Wick. It is inhabited chiefly by persons engaged in the fishery. The haven, which affords good shelter for vessels, is formed by the head of Wick on the south, and the headland of Papigo on the north, both of which extend considerably into the Moray Firth.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland, 1851 by Samuel Lewis