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 Dunbeath.JPG
Welcome to Dunbeath750 viewsThe road sign on the A9 welcoming travelers to the village of Dunbeath.
Birch Trees Across the Dunbeath Water.JPG
Dunbeath Water In Flood891 viewsThe picturesque Dunbeath Water swollen with rain after a storm. Note the stand of birch trees to the left which are mentioned in many of Neil M. Gunn's stories about Dunbeath and Caithness.
Coaching Inn at Milton Dunbeath783 viewsThis is the ruins of the coach inn at Dunbeath (Milton) along the track of the old road. It lies some distance up the Strath from the track of the current road near the old Dunbeath mill
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Dunbeath Castle From The Harbor682 viewsA view of the Dunbeath castle from the harbor. Perched on the cliff face above a stormy north sea, it sometimes reminds me of descriptions of the Castle of the Atriedes on Caladan from Dune.
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Houses At Portormin on the Dunbeath Harbor760 viewsA row of houses lining the mouth of the Dunbeath water and the harbor.
Dunbeath Castle.JPG
Dunbeath Castle715 viewsAnother photo of the picturesque castle of the Dunbeath Estate
Dunbeath Breakwater.JPG
The Breakwater of Dunbeath685 viewsThe breakwater stones at the mouth of the natural harbor at Dunbeath.
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Dunbeath Heritage Trail681 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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Dunbeath Heritage Centre680 viewsThe Dunbeath Heritage Centre is situated in the former one room school house for the village of Dunbeath. It houses a research team and many important artifacts and historical documents of the area.
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Rapids on the Dunbeath Water659 viewsDuring the October 2008 visit, there was a string of storms that swept Scotland bringing snow to the hills of Caithness and filling the rivers with flood.
Dunbeath Mill.JPG
The Dunbeath Mill Under Renovation723 viewsThe historical mill on the Dunbeath water being restored in 2008. This fantastic work is being carried out by the preservation trust.
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The Laidhay Croft Museum744 viewsThis wonderful structure is a preserved Caithness "White House" at the Laidhay crofting museum north of Dunbeath.
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