The Caithness at War Trails

The Caithness at War Trails, which run through the Sinclair’s Bay and Wick areas, came about to highlight the impact World War 2 had and has been developed by both Sinclair’s Bay Trust and Wick Development Trust.

Apart from the impact of war-time activities on the lives of everyone, with many heading to war or being employed in supporting roles, there was a wide range of airport activity in the county which was ideally placed to patrol the northern North Sea but also to defend Scapa Flow.

Sinclair’s Bay was thought to be a prime target for an invasion by Germany and so was heavily defended against a beach landing with a range of different techniques from obstacles to hamper landing craft and tanks to land-mines and even fire.

The trails attempt to preserve and educate how these times impacted those living and working in the far north.