Lookout at Thurso East

A stone turret on a low cliff-top with a snow-covered headland in the distance

Lookout at Thurso East

Watercolour, 17 cm x 26 cm

£155 excluding framing


Along the coast from Thurso Castle there is a lookout turret. I don't know whether it was a folly, or whether it had some purpose, maybe to watch for returning fishing fleets. Now it's a place to enjoy the sound of the waves and view the whole of Thurso Bay.


Thanks to someone who left a comment with more information, I now know that this was a folly and it originally had a more substantial tower -  https://canmore.org.uk/site/101065/thurso-castle-lady-janets-seat-tower


Lady Janet's Seat Tower


  1. you should google on it 'll reckon,
    I know that many of these ruins where errected to put canons on them, ...
    At least that what they told on the TV series Coast.

    Otherwise email Oliver Neil he should know ;-)

    Lovely btw.

  2. Nothing so dramatic in this case, it's mostly just for show I think.

  3. Lady Janet's Seat https://canmore.org.uk/site/101065/thurso-castle-lady-janets-seat-tower

  4. Thank you to the person who left an anonymous comment, with a link to more information. It was very interesting, and I will add it to the post.


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