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Caithness proud of Norse ancestry.


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#1 Scorrie

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 03:45 PM

Although Caithness is officially a part of Scotland, they've always had a great deal of passion about their Norse ancestry.

 

Interesting to see that the newly unfurled county flag harkens back to these links - with no reference to Scotland whatsoever:

 

http://community.cai...medium=facebook

 

 


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#2 hjasga

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 04:24 PM

Interesting, but Good Lord what an unsightly flag. 



#3 tirvaluk

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 06:08 PM

It looks great except for the galley in the corner.



#4 Wheelsup

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 07:51 PM

Kinda thing you wid fin in a bairns playpark ..oops!

#5 Scorrie

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 06:31 AM

Nope, it's a fairly good image of a C15th barque.

 

Google 'Cabot' or  'The Matthew'  :thmbsup



#6 Wheelsup

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 12:44 PM

:thmbsup



#7 BigMouth

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Posted 12 August 2016 - 04:20 PM

My automatic reaction was to start whistling the Captain Pugwash theme music.  Then my mind went to Roger the Cabin Boy.  All this from one flag.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=j3nM2Ul4rLU



#8 Scorrie

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 09:25 AM

There is a reason for the ship on the flag, it's the device for Wick - the county town. But it does look 'piratey'  :razz:

 

 

Saw my first one on the West coast of Scotland in Dunstaffnage marina a few days back. Flag - not pirate, I hasten to add.....



#9 MrBump

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 04:34 PM

I quite like that