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By Adam Brown, July 30, 2006
Seaforth Highlanders Marker
United Kingdom, Scotland (Sutherland), Dornoch — Seaforth Highlanders1914 – 1919
Erected by The Seaforth Highlanders to the undying memory of 8432 comrades belonging to the ten battalions of the regiment who gave their lives for their country in the Great War Scotland For Ever — Map (db m34064) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Sutherland), Durness — Durness
Durness This stone feature, built in 1886, was originally located at the road junction and housed a clock. It was moved to this location in 1993 when the Village Square was upgraded. George Whyte of Sangomore, the local stonemason, was reputedly . . . — Map (db m127832) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Sutherland), Durness — Durness War Memorial
Erected by the People of Durness to the Glory of God And in Sorrowful Memory of Their Noble Dead Who Fell in the Great War of 1914   1919. And also in Memory of Those Who Gave Their Lives 1939—1945. Siol nan Sonn’s . . . — Map (db m127831) WM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Sutherland), Durness — Keoldale Green
Keoldale Green Rubha an Tigh Shaille Rubha an Tigh Shaille is Gaelic for 'Point of the Salt House' more commonly known today as 'Keoldale Green. The land here is an oasis of green in a barren wilderness, the weathering of the ancient Cambrian . . . — Map (db m127903) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Sutherland), Durness — Stories in sand
Stories in sand Gainmheach Angelo aithris During the Ice Age, great glaciers and ice sheets gouged out the river valleys and scoured the mountains here. Today, wind and waves help shape this sandy landscape. Ri Linn na Deighe, rinn . . . — Map (db m127904) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Sutherland), Inchnadamph — Ardvreck Castle
Ardvreck Castle Seat of the MacLeods of Assynt An old song makes history alive again, as a rickle of stones perplex the dark theatre of the mind with a shouting crowd and, in the middle, MacLeod of Assynt and his greater prisoner . . . — Map (db m127936) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Sutherland), Inchnadamph — Calda House
Calda House Conjectural Reconstruction c.1730 Calda is still known locally as the White House and, with its white walls and window and door surrounds of imported dressed sandstone, it must have looked very splendid indeed. It had two . . . — Map (db m127938) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Sutherland), Inchnadamph — Cultural Landscape
Chambered Cairn Dating to before 2000BC, by far the earliest indication of human occupation in this area is a burial cairn on a knoll above Ardvreck. It was excavated in 1925 and a massive slab lining one side of the chamber can still be seen in . . . — Map (db m127937) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Sutherland), Knockan — Green and pleasant land
Green and pleasant land Cluaintean glas is sìtheil As you arrived in Elphin, did you notice that the grass looks greener here? This is because the rock under the soil is limestone, which makes the ground more fertile than the . . . — Map (db m127968) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Sutherland), Kylesku — Kylesku Bridge
Kylesku Bridge Opened by Her Majesty The Queen 8th August, 1984 The bridge replaces the ferry service which has existed since the early nineteenth century. The bridge was built for the Highland Regional Council and partly financed by the . . . — Map (db m127908) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Sutherland), Kylesku — X Craft Memorial
This Cairn Was Erected To Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of The XIIth Submarine Flotilla 10th April 1993 The Security of These Top Secret Operations Was Guarded by the Local People of This District Who Knew So Much and Talked So Little . . . — Map (db m127907) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Sutherland), Lairg — Mark of Gratitude
1883 As A Mark Of Gratitude And Respect To The Inhabitants Of Durness And Eddrachillis For Their Hospitality, While Projecting This Road, This Inscription Is Placed Over This Well By Their Humble Servant Peter Lawson . . . — Map (db m127905) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Sutherland), Newton — A geological sandwich
A geological sandwich Sreath air muin sreath For many people, this is one of the grandest views in Britain — and for geologists it's also one of the most exciting! Look at the scene across the loch and you can see two lines running . . . — Map (db m127934) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Sutherland), Rhiconich — A moving story
A moving story Siubhal nan clach The boulders you see perched on top of the low hill across the road weren't always there. The huge blocks of rock once lay many miles to the southeast. So how did they get here? Chithear ulbhagan mòra . . . — Map (db m127906) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Sutherland), Rispond — Ceannabeinne
Ceannabeinne Ceann na Bienne Ceannabeinne is the township at the end of a chain of hills stretching north from Cranstackie (801 m). The area divides Loch Eriboll from the Kyle of Durness. The pink coloured rock is Lewisian gneiss, commonly found . . . — Map (db m127828) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Sutherland), Rispond — Ceannabeinne Township Trail
Ceannabeinne Township Trail The Highland Township In the Eighteenth century Ceannabeinne was typical of a farming community in the Highlands. The farm was rented by a Tacksman from Lord Reay, Chief of Clan MacKay. In turn he sub-let the . . . — Map (db m127829) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Sutherland), Rispond — Ceannabeinne Township Trail — Houses and Homes – Life begins to get better —
Ceannabeinne Township Trail Houses and Homes – Life begins to get better Of the 14 houses recorded here in 1841, little remains. However, in front of this sign you should be able to make out the rectangular foundation of a house, . . . — Map (db m127830) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Sutherland), Stronechrubie — Glacier detectives
Glacier detectives Sruthan nam fianais Icy evidence Glaciers leave a trail of evidence showing where they've been. But it's not always a simple piece of detective work to find out exactly what happened in the past. Dileab na deighe . . . — Map (db m127939) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Sutherland), Tongue — Causeway
Causeway Tongue House, on the north east side of the Kyle, was rebuilt in 1678 — after being burned by Cromwell's troops — and further added to in 1750. Once the seat of the Mackay chiefs, it has belonged to the Sutherland family . . . — Map (db m127826) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Sutherland), Tongue — Kyle of Tongue Crossing
County Council of Sutherland Kyle of Tongue Crossing This crossing was opened on Friday 3rd September 1971 by Councillor Mrs C.B. Mackay Tongue D. McBain, Convenor — Donald Macleod, Chairman — J.B. Rodger, County Clerk Sir . . . — Map (db m127827) HM
United Kingdom, Scotland (Sutherland), Torrisdale — George William Mackay
Erected in Loving Memory of George William Mackay Glaickbea Son of William and Christina Mackay, Who Was Lost in the Titanic Disaster, 15th April 1912 Aged 20 Years “Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see . . . — Map (db m128345) HM

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