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Betty: Thurso, Pentland Firth

Craft (18th Century)

Site Name Betty: Thurso, Pentland Firth

Classification Craft (18th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Thirso; Thurso Bay; North Sea

Canmore ID 256708

Site Number ND16NW 8032


NGR Description Unlocated



Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Maritime - Highland
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Maritime
  • Former County Not Applicable

Archaeology Notes

ND16NW 8032 unlocated

NLO: Thurso [name: ND 115 685]

Thurso Bay [name centred ND 117 699]

Pentland Firth [name centred ND 35 81].

Not to be confused with ND16NW 8064.

BETTY of Lancaster. Returning from Archangel to Lancaster, stranded on the Coast by Thirso, (sic).

Source: PRO, E190/1450/3, 14.6.1710.

NMRS, MS/1760.

The map sheet assigned to this record is essentially tentative.

The loss of this vessel is not cited by I G Whittaker (1998).

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 13 April 2004.


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