Lybster is a village on the north east coast of Caithness in the north of Scotland, and takes its name from the Scottish Gaelic word Liabost. The village was once a notable herring fishing port but has suffered somewhat with the recent decline of the industry as a whole and is now probably best known as the home of the world championships of Knotty, which is a variant of the sport known as Shinty. Lybster is twinned with the American city of Mackinac and this is due to the very real links between the two settlements which were forged by one Lybster resident known as Patrick Sinclair.
Patrick Sinclair Of Lybster
The Sinclair clan have had long held power in the Lybster and wider Caithness region of Scotland, and one of the more famous members of the family was Patrick Sinclair who was born in 1736. Patrick Sinclair was a British Army officer and governor in North America who is best known for having been charged with overseeing the construction of Fort Mackinac in 1779. The fort took two years to be completed but was eventually finished under a significant cloud, with Sinclair having been charged with taking ‘too many extravagancies’ while building Fort Mackinac and been sent back to Lybster in disgrace. The charge was later rescinded, however, and Sinclair was promoted after his retirement for pension purposes, meaning that the link between the two settlements is once again now a source of pride for the Scottish village.
A Small Scottish Village With Modern Issues
Due in most part to the aforementioned decline in the herring fishing industry, Lybster is a relatively small and quiet village which does not have to face many of the issues associated with settlements of larger populations. However, one issue which is universal to everybody in the UK including yourselves, is that surrounding compensation and no win no fee Lybster residents.
Compensation And No Win No Fee Lybster Claims
The entitlement to make a compensation claim which is ‘no win, no fee’, Lybster residents, is one which is shared by all residents of the UK who have been injured or have fallen ill due to somebody else’s actions, and this is why the issue is still relevant to you. With this in mind therefore, if you think you may be able to make a claim that is ‘no win, no fee’ Lybster residents then there is only one company to contact.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline have been helping all kinds of claimants to gain compensation for over 14 years, and their friendly and professional advisers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on either 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 on your mobile phone.
Date Published: 3rd May 2014
Author: David Brown