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Staxigoe, Highland

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Staxigoe, Highland

Staxigoe is a former fishing village, located 2 miles east of Wick on the north-eastern coast of the former county of Caithness, Scottish Highlands and is in the Scottish council area of Highland. Its name derives from Norse, "the inlet of the stack". It was once the largest herring salting station in Europe, but its fishing industry went into decline with the construction of a larger port in central Wick.
Post townWick
Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountyCaithness
OS GridND3852
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
 

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

Staxigo

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

Staxigoe, fishing vil., in par. and 2 miles NE. of Wick, Caithness.

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