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Lybster Harbour
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

Lybster Harbour

A fishing village on the east coast of Caithness, Lybster lies off the A99 road, 10 miles (16 km) southwest of Wick. Established in 1802 by General Patrick Sinclair, its long Main Street overlooks the harbour. Sinclair's son continued to expand the village, naming the four sides of the square after Whig politicians of the 1830s. By then Lybster was the third largest herring port in Scotland after Wick and Fraserburgh.

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