Road Trip Drive With Music To Thrumster On Visit To Caithness Scotland

Tour Scotland travel video, with Scottish music, of a road trip drive to Thrumster, on ancestry, genealogy, history visit to Caithness in the Highlands. The Caithness Lands were the source of much conflict for the Oliphant Clan, far more than any other land possessed by the Clan. The lands were acquired through the purchase of Christian Sutherland’s hand by Sir William Oliphant, the second son of Laurence 1st Lord Oliphant. Christian was an orphan and so a ward of court under protection of the King and Lord Oliphant paid a large sum for this marriage contract. Christian Sutherland was heiress to Alexander Sutherland of Duffus, thus recieving the lands aquired by the Sutherlands through a marriage to the Cheyne heiress. These lands included 1/4 of the entire county of Caithness, as well as the lands of Strabrok (Strathbrock) near Edinburgh. Lands in Caithness included Berriedale, Oldwick, Ulbster, Cambuster, Thrusbuster, Hasbuster, Bulbuster, Stanergill, Sower, Grestan, Brawlbynd, Thurdistoft, Greenland, Duncansby, and other lands close by. John Groat was a tenant of the Oliphant’s near Duncansby, an area now named John O’ Groats. When driving in Scotland, slow down and enjoy the trip. All photographs are copyright of Sandy Stevenson, Tour Scotland, and may not be used without permission.

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