A planned village which now forms a southern district of the town of Wick in Caithness, Pulteneytown was laid out in 1786 by Thomas Telford for the British Fisheries Society on 158 ha (390 acres) of land obtained from Sir Benjamin Dunbar of Hempriggs. The town was named after Telford's patron, Sir William Pulteney, a former governor of the British Fisheries Society. Lower Pulteneytown is squeezed into an area to the west of the harbour and south of the River Wick, and comprises a grid-plan of roads centred on Telford Street. The remainder of the settlement (Upper Pulteneytown) was laid out above an escarpment to the south. It is in this southern section where the Pulteney Distillery was established in 1826. This is now the most northerly mainland distillery. The district of Old Wick lies to the south close to the Castle of Old Wick.

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