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Lybster, Highland

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Lybster, Highland

Lybster is a village on the east coast of Caithness in northern Scotland. It was once a big herring fishing port, but has declined in recent years, due to problems in the industry. It hosts the "World Championships of Knotty"; knotty or cnatag is a variant of shinty. The film, The Silver Darlings, from Neil Gunn's book, was shot here. Julian Bradford KGC OCL, the Laird of Glencairn, has a holding near Lybster.
Post townLYBSTER
Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountyCaithness
OS GridND2435
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 code01593

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

Lybster, vil., Latheron par., Caithness, 13 miles SW. of Wick, pop. 831; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks; is an important seat of the herring fishery.

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