by Roger Wedegis
John o' Groats is a village in the Highland of Scotland. Part of the county of Caithness, John o' Groats is popular with tourists because it is generally regarded as the most northerly settlement on the island of Great Britain, although this is not a claim made by its inhabitants and is in fact false. It is however one end of the longest distance between two inhabited points on the island of Great Britain, Land's End being the other. (The most northerly point on the island of Great Britain is nearby Dunnet Head). John O' Groats is 876 miles from Land's End, 690 miles from London, 6 miles from the Orkney Isles, 12,850 miles from New Zealand and 2,200 miles from The North Pole.