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 (kāth′nĕs, kāth-nĕs′)
A historical region and former county of northeast Scotland. Settled by the Picts, it was overrun by the Vikings in the ninth century and reverted to Scottish rule in 1202.


(keɪθˈnɛs; ˈkeɪθnɛs)
(Placename) (until 1975) a county of NE Scotland, now part of Highland


(ˈkeɪθ nɛs, keɪθˈnɛs)

a historic county in NE Scotland.
Also called Caith•ness•shire (ˈkeɪθ nɛsˌʃɪər, -ʃər, keɪθˈnɛs-)
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New video consulting technology which is being tried out at Caithness General Hospital in Wick was used to hold a stroke rehabilitation clinic and an orthopaedic clinic.
The newly published study of the social and economic contribution of the Caithness-Moray project highlights the difference that has been made to businesses and individuals providing services to ABB sites in Caithness and Moray.
This mammoth project will see the installation of a subsea cable capable of carrying up to 1,200MW between Caithness and Moray, equivalent to the electricity needs of 2 million Scottish people.
Caithness has joined the Venice office of RE/MAX Platinum Realty, specializing in waterfront properties, luxury homes, land and new construction.
Enterprise Minister Fergus Ewing has called on Royal Mail to merge the KW postcode for Caithness and parts of Sutherland with IV code for the Inverness area and further south.
9 September 2013 a[euro]" UK onshore hydrocarbons producer IGas Energy Plc (LON:IGAS) said on Monday it had entered into a heads of agreement (HOA) to potentially acquire Caithness Oil Ltd from Caithness Petroleum Ltd for some GBP8.
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Alan, who lives in Meltham, suggests that the Sinclair family, who built Rosslyn Chapel, had a series of fortresses on the Caithness Coast, northern Scotland, which would have provided a much better hiding place for the Holy Grail.
Caithness Close in Eastern Green will be closed off for one of more than 20 city street celebrations next Friday.
3 billion loan guarantee to help finance the Caithness Shepherds Flat project, an 845-megawatt wind generation facility in eastern Oregon sponsored by Caithness Energy, LLC and GE Energy Financial Services.
Thousands of Gaelic-speaking people from around the world, including Australia and USA, are also due to attend the Mod - the first to take place in Caithness in its 118-year history.
Dubai Krystle Caithness is on a bit of a roll, one that's been long overdue as the talented Scot comfortably kept her dominance to win the first Shaikh Maktoum Dubai Ladies Pro Am, presented by golf in DUBAI, at Emirates Golf Club's Faldo course yesterday.