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The Clett Rock, Holborn Head

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LOCATION: Clett Rock
PERIOD: 1890s
DISTRICT: Thurso
OLD COUNTY/PARISH: CAITHNESS:Thurso
CONTRIBUTOR: Highland Libraries
COLLECTION NAME: Fraser Mackintosh (illustrations)
DATE OF ORIGINAL: 1890
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Clett Rock is a solitary sea stack off Holborn Head on the Pentland Firth near Thurso. Its top is covered with grass and the ledges down the sides are home to a great number of sea birds. The rock is about 30m high, made of Caithness old red sandstone and separated from the mainland by a 15m wide channel.

This illustration is taken from 'Scenes and Stories from the North of Scotland' by John Sinclair



IDENTIFIER: QZP40_287_P168

If you would like to view the original item please see the library's website for opening hours. Inverness Library


Find out more about Charles Fraser MacKintosh




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