The place names of Caithness and Sutherland were coined, to a very large extent, by speakers of two languages which dominated this part of the world for centuries - Gaelic and Old Norse. This booklet is written in the hope that people throughout Caithness, Sutherland and beyond will be stimulated to engage with all the languages that are a fundamental part of their heritage.
Publication 2010 - Gaelic and Norse in the Landscape - Place names in Caithness and Sutherland - A’ Ghàidhlig is Lochlannais air Aghaidh na Tìre - Ainmean-àite ann an Gallaibh, Cataibh is Dùthaich MhicAoidh
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