A historical region and former county of northeast Scotland. Settled by the Picts, it was overrun by the Vikings in the ninth century and reverted to Scottish rule in 1202.
(place) Former county & former district of NE Scotland.
Caithness Sentence Examples
As in the neighbouring mainland of Caithness, these rocks rest upon the metamorphic rocks of the eastern schists, as may be seen on Pomona, where a narrow strip is exposed between Stromness and Inganess, and again in the small island of Graemsay; they are represented by grey gneiss and granite.
Nearly all the parishes in Argyll, Inverness, Ross, Cromarty, Sutherland, Caithness and Orkney and Shetland answer to this description.
It forms a sheriffdom with Orkney and Caithness, and there is a resident sheriff-substitute at Lerwick, the county town.
The army advanced as far north as Dunottar, in Kincardineshire, while the navy sailed to Caithness.