Ramscraigs - A Caithness Story

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


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Looking south to Berriedale276 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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Berriedale New Graveyard and Church355 viewsHeadstones surround the church in Berriedale. This is known as the Berriedale "new" graveyard
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Butchers Broom280 viewsFlowering Broom covers a gravestone at the Berriedale old graveyard in Caithness
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Graves At The Berriedale Old Graveyard318 viewsA shot looking up the hill at the Berriedale old graveyard. Many Henderson, Sutherland and Gunn ancestors are buried here.
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Robert Henderson Grave In Berriedale305 viewsThe grave of Robert Henderson and family in the Berriedale old graveyard.
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The Berriedale Old Graveyard In Spring300 viewsA number of flowers blooming in old graveyard in Berriedale, overlooking the braes and the north sea.
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Berriedale Harbor288 viewsThe towers on the north end of the Ord and the cottages at the Berriedale harbor
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Berriedale Old Graveyard319 viewsThe graves of my ancestors in Berriedale look south over a stormy sea and the Ord of Caithness
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The Ruins of the Berriedale Castle335 viewsIn the middle ages, there was a substantial castle at the mouth of the harbor at Berriedale. Today only the ruins of a few footings survive
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Berriedale Water At Knockfin307 viewsThe beautiful Berriedale water as it flows past Knockfin and Strath Cuil. The river is stained brown from the peat that the rain flows through before it enter the river. Though you can't see them in this picture, the the river at the bend is jammed full of massive salmon.
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The Wooded Berriedale Strath293 viewsThe Berriedale strath holds one of the few heavily wooded areas in Caithness. There is a diverse variety of trees in the valley, and it seems to be yet another reason why this is a natural place to settle and farm.
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Rhian Field272 viewsThis is the field next to the Rhian house, looking east over a stormy north sea.
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