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Caithness- Dounreay

Stephen Cashmore turns back the pages of Caithness history more than 40 years to describe the land deals at Isauld and Lower Dounreay that enabled the county's atomic era to get under way in earnest. This a short series based on the personal papers of the late Donald Carmichael, the first administrative officer at the AEA's Dounreay site.

This series of articles have been sponsored by the UKAEA for publishing on the Internet within the Highland Archives Web-site

Man from the Ministry who paved the way for Dounreay The Story (14kb)
Blinding flash that signaled the dawn of the Nuclear Age The Story (20kb)
Dounreay 1954 - The Fears and The Facts The Story (20kb)
Dounreay's beginnings debated by candlelight The Story (20kb)
Dounreay - Building the Theory The Story (17kb)
Dounreay - Open For Public Inspection The Story (19kb)
Dounreay 1953 - Decisions and Delays The Story (16kb)
Dounreay - The Cold War Connection The Story (18kb)

 

 

Caithness- Local History
Accounts of the County:The Victorian Angler in Caithness The Story (13kb)
Victoria’s Loon Comes To Thurso The Story (9kb)
Roaming Around Sir John's Back Yard The Story (17kb)
Once Upon A Time In Latheron The Story (16kb)
The Log Of The Miranda The Story (29kb)
THURSO 1875 The Story (11kb)

Stray Leaves From The Teabowl- Short Stories

Stray Leaves From The Teabowl
Stray Leaves From The Teabowl No 2
Stray Leaves From The Teabowl No 3
Stray Leaves From The Teabowl No 4
Stray Leaves From The Teabowl No 5
Stray Leaves From The Teabowl No 6
Stray Leaves From The Teabowl No 7
Stray Leaves From The Teabowl No 8
Stray Leaves From The Teabowl No 9

 

Caithness- Northlands Rock
Part One - Rebels with a Cause The Story (24kb)
Part Two - The Boys in the Bands The Story (21kb)
Part Three - Shakin' All Over The Story (23kb)
Part Four - The Beat Goes On The Story (21kb)
Part Five - Fab Gear at The Rave-Up The Story (44kb)
Part Six - 1968-A Year In The Life The Story (23kb)
All Folked Up On A Friday Night The Story (7kb)
Blues Legionnaires The Story (6kb)
One Night Stand The Story (6kb)
Rhythm At The Redwood The Story (5kb)
Saturday Night The Story (7kb)

 

Caithness- Military
Caithness Roll of Honour 1914 -1919 (Army)(updated 21/02/2000) Directory Alphabetical
Caithness Roll of Honour 1914 - 1919 (Navy) Single page (23kb)
Caithness Commandos:From the Snow to the Sand The Story (33kb)
Caithness Commandos:Special Service Overseas:Part 1 The Story (24kb)
Caithness Commandos:Hunting the Desert Fox:Part 2 The Story (27kb)
Caithness Commandos:Special Service Overseas:Part 3 The Story (24kb)
Caithness Commandos:LRDG:Desert to the Dodecanese The Story (38kb)
Caithness Commandos:LRDG:The Dodecanese Operation and the Camps The Story (36kb)
The Military Tradition in Caithness:Part 1 The Story (21kb)
The Military Tradition in Caithness:Part 2 The Story (25kb)
The Military Tradition in Caithness:Part 3 The Story (23kb)
"Bobs" and his Caithness Honour Guard,1895 The Story (11kb)
The Pipe-Majors of Lochside:Part 1 The Story (25kb)
The Pipe-Majors of Lochside:Part 2 The Story (24kb)
The Pipe-Majors of Lochside:Part 3 The Story

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The Davidsons Of Caithness:-13th Century-Part One The Story (19kb)
The Davidsons Of Caithness:-13th Century-Part Two The Story (19kb)
Pte John Harper 1785-1830:Caithness soldier who went to war in Spain: The Story (19kb)
Pte John Harper 1785-1830:Caithness soldier who went to war in Spain: The Research (48kb)
Pte David MacKay VC.1831-1880:An Extraordinary son of Caithness: The Story ( 7kb )
Pte David MacKay VC.1831-1880:An Extraordinary son of Caithness: The Research (24kb)
Sgt David MacAdie:2nd Afghan War 1878-80 The Research (33kb)
HMS "Jervis Bay":Convoy HX.84. 5th November 1940: The Story (21kb)
HMS "Jervis Bay":Convoy HX.84. 5th November 1940:

The Research

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HMS "Jervis Bay":Convoy HX.84. 5th November 1940:Casualty Listnew.gif (116 bytes)

List

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Underwater War on the North Coast

The Story

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The Fishermans War 1914-1918

The Story

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Charles Thompson. Smn. Merchant Marine 1904-14: The Research (22kb)
63rd (Royal Naval) Division. 1914-1919.:When the Navy Fought in the Trenches The Research with Story

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Private Hector Grant,January 1879,Rorke's Drift:Zulu Wars

The Story

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Somewhere In Germany

The Story

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Against All Odds - HMS Rawalpindi

The Story

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The Invasion of Caithness

The Story

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Thurso Heritage Museum

HIGH STREET, THURSO

(NEXT TO THE TOWN HALL)

OPEN.- JUNE to SEPTEMBER

MONDAY to SATURDAY

10 a.m - 1 p.m : 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

THE ROBERT DICK COLLECTION

Personal Relics of Robert Dick, together with Fossils and Botanical Specimens collected by the Thurso baker, amateur Geologist and Botanist, friend and correspondent of Hugh Miller, and one time instructor to the President of the Royal Society.

PICTISH SCULPTURED STONES

The Ulbster and Skinnet Stones, both around 1,300 years old. The Ulbster Stone is one of the finest examples of a carved Pictish symbol stone.

THE THURSO PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY

Scientific apparatus connected with pioneering electrical experiments by Alexander Bain, James Anderson and others, including electric motors, and one of the earliest surviving radio receivers.

PLUS :- Fossils - Remains of the prehistoric Peoples of Caithness - Uniforms, Medals and Memorabilia connected with the Military History of Caithness - 'Granny's Cottage', a reconstruction of a Caithness Croft interior - Relics of the Flagstone Industry - Historic Photographs of Thurso & District - and other mementoes of Britain's northernmost town.

 

Links List

(Sites with reciprocal links)

http://www.seaforth-highlanders.bc.ca The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada
http://www-saw.arts.ed.ac.uk The Scots at War Project
http://www.saintjohn.nbcc.nb.ca/~heritage/JervisBay/index.htm Memorial Site to the Jervis Bay
http://www.CyndisList.com The Largest Genealogy Resource in The World
http://globalgenealogy.com The Largest Commercial Genealogy Resource


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