Talk:John o' Groats
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- The article's got "310" and "300 ± 10": "approximately 300" seems a better way to go. I'll also add a date for this figure. --McGeddon (talk) 10:07, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
Name of the peninsula?
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
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)
Jan de Groot
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 18.104.22.168 (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)
Most northerly point
I removed the following text from the first paragraph of the lead section: "John o' Groats is popular with tourists because it is generally regarded as the most northerly settlement on the island of Great Britain, although this is not a claim made by its inhabitants and is in fact false." I find it unlikely that many people believe that, any more than people would believe that Land's End is the most southerly point. I imagine most people believe that it is the most north-easterly point (depending on how you measure that), and indeed it is. If this claim is readded it needs a citation. Quietbritishjim (talk) 14:49, 18 August 2014 (UTC)