I have heard that it is possible to see the northern lights from Wick and surrounding coastline.
Any further details please?
They do say the further north you are in the UK the more chance you have of seeing the Northern Lights.
Have a look at this link below for the Caithness Astronomy Group they have some advice on their for visitors to the area hoping to see the lights.
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I live in Mey which is 20 miles north of Wick and 6 miles west of John O'Groats and I regularly see the northern lights from our B&B (there is a photo on our Trip Advisor page taken from one of our rooms last week - see Mey House Luxury Rooms & Breakfast).
It is a spectacular sight and well worth the effort but I agree that their appearance can be a bit hit and miss. I always use Twitter to alert me to when there will be a storm (@Aurora_Alerts) or you can see their website at softservenews.com/Aurora. To be sure of seeing the lights in the north of Scotland you will need a Kp number of 5 or higher (see the website for an explanation) and of course, a clear sky!
Good luck!Edited: 7:56 am, January 16, 2014