Wick is a town in in the far northeast of the . The name comes from Norse vik, meaning a bay. The town first grew up north of the river: in the 19th C the fishing port of Pulteney was established to the south, when herring shoals moved away from the Hebrides to the seas around here, and initially only a rickety footbridge connected the two settlements.
Photo: C L T Smith, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Notable Places in the Area

Wick John O' Groats Airport is located 1 nautical mile north of the town of Wick, at the north-eastern extremity of the mainland of . Photo: Bill Henderson, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Railway station
is a railway station located in Wick, in the council area in the far north of . Photo: OLU, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is a rural general hospital operated by NHS Highland, located in Wick, , . Photo: JThomas, CC BY-SA 2.0.

The Pulteney Distillery is a malt whisky production and aging facility in the Pulteneytown area of Wick, , in the area of . Photo: Dpesek, CC BY-SA 3.0 de.


58.4426° or 58° 26' 33.2" north
-3.0916° or 3° 5' 29.7" west
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United Nations Location Code
56 feet (17 metres)
Open­Street­Map ID
node 10320273
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Also Known As

  • Arabic: ويك
  • Basque: Wick
  • Bengali: উইক
  • Bulgarian: Уик
  • Catalan: Wick
  • Cebuano: Wick
  • Chinese: 威克
  • Chinese: 維克
  • Czech: Wick
  • Dutch: Wick
  • English: Wick, Caithness
  • English: Wick, Highland
  • French: Wick
  • Gaelic (Scots): Inbhir Uige
  • Gaelic (Scots): Inbhir Ùige
  • Gaelic (Scots): Wick
  • German: Wick
  • Gujarati: વિક
  • Irish: Inbhir Úige
  • Italian: Wick
  • Japanese: ウィック (ハイランド)
  • Japanese: ウィック
  • Kannada: ವಿಕ್
  • Korean:
  • Latvian: Vika
  • Lithuanian: Vikas
  • Manx: Yn Ooig
  • Norwegian: Wick
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Wick
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Wick i Skottland
  • Ossetian; Ossetic: Вик
  • Ossetian; Ossetic: Уик
  • Persian: ویک، کیث‌نس
  • Polish: Invernes
  • Polish: Wick
  • Portuguese: Wick
  • Russian: Уик
  • Scots: Week
  • Scots: Weik
  • Serbo-Croatian: Wick, Škotska
  • Serbo-Croatian: Wick
  • Spanish: Wick
  • Swedish: Wick, Skottland
  • Swedish: Wick
  • Tamil: விக்
  • Telugu: విక్
  • Urdu: وک
  • Welsh: Wick
  • Welsh: Y Wig

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