Friday, 7 July 2017

Old Photograph Interior Canisbay Church John O' Groats Scotland

Old photograph of the interior of Canisbay Church in John o' Groats, Caithness, Scotland. This Scottish place takes its name from Jan de Groote, a Dutchman who obtained a grant for the ferry from the Scottish mainland to Orkney, recently acquired from Norway, from James IV, King of Scots, in 1496. The nineteenth century church was sometimes used by the Royal Family as it is not far from the Castle of Mey which was owned by the Queen Mother. Inside the church which is open to the public is a memorial to Jan de Groot who started the ferry service to Orkney in 1496.

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