Thursday, 5 January 2017
Tour Scotland Video Of Old Photographs Wick
Tour Scotland wee video of old photographs of Wick, Caithness. Scotland. The name Wick comes from the Norse word, Vik meaning bay. Wick was granted the title of Royal Burgh in 1589. However, it was in the 1800s that Wick enjoyed its greatest prosperity as a thriving herring port, in time becoming the busiest in Europe. Work to enable the development of the huge seasonal herring fishing first began in 1803 under the auspices of the British Fisheries Society. By the time trade at Wick peaked around 1900 there was a fleet 1120 strong. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.
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