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Today is 28th October 2016.
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Wikishire is where you may find the best of Britain and Ireland.

Wikishire is where you are; whether you are on the Shetland islands or the South Shetland Islands, or the places between, Wikishire is a growing guide on all you need to know about the British and Irish lands.

Tell the world what you love about your home. Each shire, from Kent to Kerry is here, with ever-growing detail; if your town or village is not in Wikishire, or if something important is missed out, then log on, then -

Add it and Edit

To begin, you can peruse the list of counties of the UK or Republic of Ireland, or even go directly to a random page! To accompany the encyclopædia we also have an interactive map of the counties of the British Isles.

Today's featured image is:

Cliffs at Dunnet Head, Caithness

Dunnet Head

Dunnet Head is a headland in Caithness, whose tip, Easter Head, is the most northerly point of the mainland of Great Britain. Dunnet Head, projecting into the Atlantic Ocean, shelters Dunnet Bay and marks the western limit of the Pentland Firth on the firth's southern, or Caithness, side.

The traditional measure of Great Britain is 'Land's End to John o' Groats', but Dunnet Head, eleven miles east of John o' Groats, easily surpasses it for latitude.

The peninsula is east of the burgh of Thurso, and on a clear day, it affords excellent views of the islands Stroma to the east, and to Hoy and to Orkney Mainland, nine miles away to the north, across the Pentland Firth. (Read more)

What is a wiki?

A wiki is a collaborative website with certain standard functions allowing easy editing of pages by anyone. At Wikishire, you may log on and start work right away.

Few things stay still for long, and here you can keep updating or improving the articles. A wiki is a constant work in progress.