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Keiss, Highland

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Keiss, Highland

Keiss is a fishing village at the northern end of Sinclairs Bay on the east coast of Caithness in the Scottish council area of Highland. Keiss Castle, which is now partially ruined, is located less than 1 mile north of the village centre, on sheer cliffs, overlocking the bay, and has been a major tourist attraction for many years. Keiss House replaced Keiss Castle around 1755.
Post townWICK
Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountyCaithness
OS GridND3461
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01955

Other names by which Keiss, Highland has been known in the past


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

Keiss, fishing vil., Wick par., and quoad sacra par., partly also in Canisbay par., Caithness - par., pop. 1348; vil., on Sinclair's Bay, 8 miles N. of Wick, pop. 313; P.O., T.O.; in vicinity are Keiss House, seat, and the ruins of Keiss Castle; prehistoric remains were found on Keiss Links in 1864.

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