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.
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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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The Latheron Coast294 viewsThe view south from Latheron showing the hills of southern Caithness covered in snow late October 2008
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The Laidhay Croft Museum339 viewsThis wonderful structure is a preserved Caithness "White House" at the Laidhay crofting museum north of Dunbeath.
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The Dunbeath Mill Under Renovation341 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 Dunbeath Coast In Storm297 viewsThe rocky cliffs near the Dunbeath castle as a storm blows in. The majority of the coast in Caithness are sheer cliffs of sandstone, at times over 100 feet high.
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The Breakwater of Dunbeath318 viewsThe breakwater stones at the mouth of the natural harbor at 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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Sunrise On The Caithness Coast297 viewsAnother photograph of the scenic coastline of Caithness with the sun rising through stormy skies
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Storm Wreaths the Dunbeath Castle308 viewsA sudden squall cloaks the Dunbeath castle in a shroud of rain.
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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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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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