Caithness and Sutherland in the Scottish Highlands | Scotland
Caithness and Sutherland is in the Scottish Highlands and far north of Scotland. Discover the Highlands of Scotland for beautiful scenery and historic towns, villages and ancient brochs. The area has spectacular countryside and interesting places to visit. Wildlife and bird watching throughout the area, along with whales, dolphins and otters.
Grey Hen's Well
Smuggling background for Article I Making whisky was part of the fibre of every day existence for Scots. There were a number of parliamentary interventions to impose taxes and controls on whisky but these only served to make ‘smuggling’ or illicit distilling and selling of whisky a matter for almost the entire country. Excisemen (or gaugers) were appointed to collect whisky taxes and catch ‘smugglers’. In reality, magistrates often imposed moderate fines and reaped their own rewards in…