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Gills, Caithness

Historical Description

GILLS, a township, in the parish of Canisbay, county of Caithness, 15 miles (N. by W.) from Wick; containing 164 inhabitants. It is situated on the shore of the Pentland Firth, nearly opposite the island of Stroma, and at the head of Gills bay, into which a small stream runs, after passing through the village. The bay is tolerably safe for vessels in moderate weather, and in this respect is preferable to Duncansbay and Freswick bay, both in the parish; but it cannot be regarded as an eligible place of anchorage at other times.

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