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County of Caithness Archives held at Nucleus

Some of main collections in the Caithness Archive held at Nucleus include:

  • Records of Caithness County Council, including school and pupil records, valuation rolls and parish records of poor relief (1720-1975). (CC)
  • Customs and Excise: records of the port of Wick, including the Royal Naval Reserve 1905-61 and registers of fishing boats with a WK registration 1869-1989 (, CE)
  • Wick Harbour Trust: records of the Harbour Trust including minute books, details of harbour works, and harbourmasters’ records, 1850-1980 (WHT)
  • Burgh of Thurso (1861-1975) and Burgh of Wick (1660-1975), including minute books and Dean of Guild Court building warrants (BT, BW)
  • Caithness Constabulary, including records of crimes and other offences, lockup books, and WW2 war incident files (1858-1975, part of the Northern Constabulary collection, NC)
  • Sinclair Macdonald and Sons, Architects of Thurso: a large collection of hundreds of plans and drawings of Caithness buildings c.1880-c.1960s (SM)
  • D W Georgeson and Sons Solicitors, records of property and legal agreements from the 18th century to the present day (P/GEO)

In addition, the archives includes a wide variety of miscellaneous material, ranging from historic maps and plans of fishing harbours to personal letters, diaries and accounts of individuals. Please see our Index to Collections for more information on our holdings.

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