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Watten, Highland

Watten is a small village in Caithness, in the Highland area of Scotland, on the main road between the county town of Wick and the burgh of Thurso, about twelve kilometres (eight miles) west of Wick and close to Wick River and to Loch Watten. The village is on The Far North railway line but trains stopped calling at the village in 1960. The railway station is now a private house.
Post townTHURSO
Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountyCaithness
OS GridND2354
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Ambulance AuthorityScottish

Watten, Highland in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Watten, par. and ry. sta., Caithness - par., 30,579 ac., pop. 1406; P.O. at sta., 7½ miles NW. of Wick and at E. end of Loch Watten, which is 2½ miles long and ¾ mile broad.

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