Talk:John o' Groats

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Name of the peninsula?[edit]

Is there a name used to properly designate the peninsula that is composed of Caithness and Sutherland, collectively (≈ north-eastern Highlands region)? //Big Adamsky 11:50, 8 February 2006 (UTC)

Far North appears frequently in The Caithness Courier and The John O'Groat Journal, but that term appears to have no official status. Also, it seems sometimes to mean Caithness and Sutherland and sometimes Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross. (See Caithness and Sutherland (UK Parliament constituency), Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross (UK Parliament constituency) and Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross (Scottish Parliament constituency). Collectively, Caithness and Sutherland may represent a Norse/Norwegian perception of the Pictish Kingdom of Cait/Cat. Laurel Bush 12:39, 8 February 2006 (UTC).

Page needs geogaphic coordinates[edit]

Geographic reference error: 1=# I'll give you a cookie!--al95521 05:40, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Correct form[edit]

It seems unduly doctrinaire to say that "The punctuation and capitalisation in John o' Groats is the correct form." This statement needs (at the very least) to explain who decides the "correct form." The local authority? The Ordnance Survey? The residents' consensus? Certainly the Visit John O'Groats site cited at the end of the article does not use this form. Neither does the local newspaper. The local ferry service uses the space but not the lower case 'o'. I could add many more examples but suffice to say that even the rest of the Wikipedia article doesn't use this so-called correct form. Wouldn't it be better for the article to acknowledge that opinions vary on the "correct form" of the name? Russ London 07:00, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

Yes. Rothorpe (talk) 00:48, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

Jan de Groot[edit]

Jan de Groot is a Dutch name meaning 'John the Large', and he used to row from there to the surrounding islands. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 204.4.131.140 (talk) 10:44, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

I did not see a source for the toponymy of J.O'Groats. Are you sure that it comes from a Dutchman ?--Highlandist (talk) 19:07, 8 October 2010 (UTC)