Duncansby Head


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Duncansby Head

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Duncansbay Head,

sandstone cliff, 210 ft (64 m) high, Highland, NE Scotland. It is the northeastern extremity of the Scottish mainland.
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In his new series of Dhan Uisge, which airs on a Thursday evening and is also available on iPlayer, he is filmed swimming at far-flung locations, including between the iconic stacks at Duncansby Head, Caithness, and under a stunning waterfall at Glen Brittle in Skye's Cuillin Hills.
"We tasked coastguard teams from Wick and Duncansby Head to assist the woman, who was unable to climb the steps up the cliffside to the road.
The 291ft Priscilla got into difficulties at about 3.30am yesterday on the Pentland Skerries, north east of Duncansby Head on the Caithness coast.
Contract: Gb-edinburgh: Refurbishment and upgrade of duncansby head lighthouse
We recalled the collier Duncansby Head which had run aground at the Groyne, South Shields, on April 19, 1976.
LOTS TO SEA Clockwise from top left: the ornate Italian Chapel, Mey Castle, Duncansby Head and StenaLine ferry
In 1973, having walked more than 1,000 miles in 47 days from Duncansby Head to Land's End, Fulton decided to 'only make art resulting from the experience of individual walks'.
He also served on HMS Duncansby Head with the reserve fleet at Rosyth.
As such it would resemble his Tuesis 'leading one, driving one' or the Spey, emended Uerudium 'very red (cape)' or Noss Head, and Uiruedrum 'very sharp (cape)' or Duncansby Head, as also Ptolemy's emended Bodria 'dirty one' or the Forth and Uenicones 'hunting hounds', a people of Strathmore.
The same day a pod of orcas including a calf were sighted a few miles off Duncansby Head, and on May 20 a small pod was reported off Burwick.
? TWELVE fishermen perished when Aberdeen trawler George Robb hit rocks at Duncansby Head near John O'Groats during a vicious storm on December 7, 1959.