Wick, Caithness

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Looking down-river towards the Bridge of Wick
Wick is located in Highland
Location within the Highland council area
Area3.48 km2 (1.34 sq mi)
Population6,954 (mid-2016 est.)[2]
• Density1,998/km2 (5,170/sq mi)
OS grid referenceND365505
• Edinburgh172 mi (277 km)
• London493 mi (793 km)
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWICK
Postcode districtKW1
Dialling code01955
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
58°27′14″N 3°05′20″W / 58.454°N 3.089°W / 58.454; -3.089Coordinates: 58°27′14″N 3°05′20″W / 58.454°N 3.089°W / 58.454; -3.089

Wick (Scottish Gaelic: Inbhir Ùige (IPA:[ˈinivɪɾʲˈuːkʲə]), Scots: Week[3]) is a town in Caithness in the Highland Council area in northern Scotland.[4][5] The town is atop the Wick River and opposite to Wick bay. As of 2011, Wick had a population of 6,954.[6] Wick has has been a borough since the 19th century however in 1902 it was merged with nearby Pulteneytown. Wick is on the A99 road which links with the A9 road in Latheron. From there one can travel all the way to southern Scotland.[7] The Far North Line also runs to Wick from Wick Railway Station.[8] Wick is also served by Wick John O' Groats airport.[9]

References[change | change source]

  1. Wick boundaries those of the Highland Council ward and Caithness boundaries those of the Highland Council wards management area
  2. Template:Scotland settlement population citation
  3. Eagle, Andy. "Error 403". www.scots-online.org. Retrieved 2022-09-10.
  4. "Wick · Wick, UK". Wick · Wick, UK. Retrieved 2022-09-10.
  5. "#GetOutside: do more in the British Outdoors". OS GetOutside. Retrieved 2022-09-10.
  6. "POPULATION CHANGE IN CAITHNESS AND SUTHERLAND 2001 TO 2011", The Highland Council. 11 February 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2017
  7. Check google maps directions along the A9 and A99
  8. "Wick Station | Trains to Wick | Trainline". www.thetrainline.com. Retrieved 2022-09-10.
  9. Limited, Highlands and Islands Airports. "Wick John O'Groats Airport". Highlands and Islands Airports Limited. Retrieved 2022-09-10.