Ramscraigs - A Caithness Story

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


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Welcome to Dunbeath377 viewsThe road sign on the A9 welcoming travelers to the village of Dunbeath.
The North Sea.JPG
Sunrise on the Latheron Coast325 viewsThe coast near Latheron in Caithness with the sun rising through breaking storm clouds. The lighting on this stormy morning was fantastic.
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Sandstone Formation at Dunbeath340 viewsThis photo shows the geology of the Caithness coast, with it's multiple strata of sandstone eroded by the relentless pounding of the sea. This "face in the cliffs" is just south of the Dunbeath castle.
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Rhian Farm Ruins305 viewsThe ruins of one of the outbuildings at Rhian, south of Dunbeath in Caithness. Rhian was the home base for the Hendersons of this area during the early 1800s. The original highland blackhouse which stood on this site was salvaged for dressed stone to make the modern house (named Rhian) on this land.
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Ruins of the Milton Inn, Dunbeath324 viewsThe old stage coach stop at Milton on the Dunbeath strath. This was once a stop along the old road in the day when a horse drawn stage was the best way north to Wick or south the Helmsdale
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Low Tide At Dunbeath296 viewsLow tide reveals the inclined sandstone layers that are common along the Caithness coast
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The Latheron Coast294 viewsThe view south from Latheron showing the hills of southern Caithness covered in snow late October 2008
Latheron Coast.JPG
Sunrise On The Caithness Coast297 viewsAnother photograph of the scenic coastline of Caithness with the sun rising through stormy skies
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Knockally Coast309 viewsThe coast of Caithness looking down from the heights above Knockally.
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The Neil Gunn Memorial In Dunbeath285 viewsA photo of the state of Kenn and his salmon from the book "Highland River" by Neil M. Gunn. This bronze statue is at the mouth of the Dunbeath water. Locals tell me that the fish is not nearly big enough.
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Silver Darlings311 viewsI get to hold a plate of freshly caught herring in front of an old sail powered herring boat awaiting restoration at the Dunbeath Heritage Centre.
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Dunbeath Heritage Trail306 viewsThe Dunbeath heritage trail in it's fall spendor. This well maintained trail follows the river back into the headlands of the Caithness flow country, passing an iron age broach as well as the site of the "House of Peace"
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