Ramscraigs - A Caithness Story

The history, genealogy and folklore of the Henderson family of Ramscraigs, Berriedale and Dunbeath, Caithness


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Ramscraigs


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Ramscraigs was once a small village south of Dunbeath along the Caithness coast. It was the home range for most of our Henderson ancestors.

2 files, last one added on Jul 06, 2010

Landward


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Photographs from the making of the Landward episode featuring our return to Knockfin.

8 files, last one added on Sep 17, 2010

Dunbeath


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Photographs in and around the village of Dunbeath, Caithness.

26 files, last one added on Sep 19, 2010

Berriedale


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Photographs in and around Berriedale, Caithness

19 files, last one added on Sep 19, 2010

Wick


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Photographs of the royal burgh of Wick, Caithness.

7 files, last one added on Sep 17, 2010

Caithness


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General photographs around the wilds of county of Caithness, Scotland

2 files, last one added on Sep 19, 2010

Glasgow


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Photographs of the Henderson family in Glasgow from 1865 onwards

3 files, last one added on Sep 19, 2010

Highland Folk Museum


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Photos of a re-creating highland blackhouse village at the Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore Scotland.

14 files, last one added on Oct 03, 2011

Badbea


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2 files, last one added on Sep 19, 2010

Maps


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Maps and charts

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The Landward Crew477 viewsThe Landward crew preparing to set up to film the Knockfin segment of Landward episode 23 inside the Dunbeath Heritage Centre
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The Laidhay Croft Museum554 viewsThis wonderful structure is a preserved Caithness "White House" at the Laidhay crofting museum north of Dunbeath.
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High Street In Wick460 viewsThe high street in Wick, just after rain early one October morning.
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Reverend Adam C. Henderson 1909433 viewsThis is a photograph of Reverend Adam C. Henderson of the Free Church in Busby Scotland the year that he died.
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Looking south to Berriedale522 viewsThe Berriedale Breas and the Ord of Caithness to the south. This shot was taken at Borgue, south of Ramscraigs in Caithness
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Badbea Monument387 viewsThe monument in the background was erected in 1912 by the descendants of the families that lived here.
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Welcome to Dunbeath575 viewsThe road sign on the A9 welcoming travelers to the village of Dunbeath.
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Henderson Kin Fliming Landward502 viewsThe Henderson Kin in front of the camera (the long paper on the floor is the Henderson family tree) during the filming of Landward episode 23. The photo that Margaret is holding is of her ancestors who lived in the Dunbeath area.

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Interior of the Weaver's Cottage647 viewsA small highland blackhouse structure at Baile Gean that is devoted to weaving. This loom is a re-construction of a period loom, and is actually used by museum staff to create tartan fabrics. In a highland village, not everyone worked the land. Some people earned their keep through weaving, iron smithing and shoe making.Oct 03, 2011
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Baile Gean Villiage629 viewsA wide shot showing the stockman's house, the burn (stream), new construction on the left, and the kiln barn center.Oct 02, 2011
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Baile Gean Kiln Barn Exterior702 viewsAn outside shot showing the Baile Gean kiln barn being rebuilt by the museum staff. Note the roof only has the turf layer, and is just starting to be thatched. Oct 02, 2011
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Kiln Barn - Drying Floor695 viewsThe drying floor of the Baile Gean kiln, showing the wattle grate where the grain would be stacked. Hot air from the firebox would travel up through this grate and dry the grain.Oct 02, 2011
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Kiln Barn Interior666 viewsAnother feature shared by Baile Gean and Knockfin include a grain kiln. These structures were used to dry the grain in the cold, wet Scottish weather. Sheaves of grain were stacked in this structure while peat fires burned in a firebox below the floor to provide hot air to dry the grain. During my visit the kiln was in the process of being re-built, and the museum staff were kind enough to let me photograph inside.Oct 02, 2011
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Baile Gean Village Head Dyke683 viewsIt was typical for highland towns to be surrounded by a drystone wall, or "head dyke" that both marked the boundary of the village, and kept the livestock from wandering unsupervised through people's gardens and homes. The dyke is clearly visible with the tacksman's house behind, and the grain barn / stackyard in the background, left.Oct 02, 2011
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Baile Gean Village685 viewsA wide angle view of the Baile Gean village, in the foreground is a stockman's house where the family kept hogs and sheep. The tacksman's house is behind the large tree on the right. The museum staff is seen constructing a new structure in the background, left.Oct 02, 2011
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Newtonmore Sheiling Hut (2)739 viewsA second example of a sheiling hut near the Baile Gean village in Newtonmore.Oct 02, 2011