Ramscraigs - A Caithness Story

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


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Grave Stone of Donald Henderson of Ramscraigs274 viewsThe grave stone of my great great grandfather, Donald Henderson of Ramscraigs.
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James Henderson Grave Stone263 viewsThe headstone of the grave of James Henderson, the younger brother of Reverend Adam. James was sickly for most of his life and died at a very early age.
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Blackhouse Ruins at Knockfin272 viewsThe ruins of a highland blackhouse at Knockfin, mostly obscured by heavy bracken growth. A later expedition would reveal that this is actually the corner of the largest of the house ruins, probably the home of the tacksman and his family.
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Knockfin, Jewel of Berriedale269 viewsThe river terraces at Knockfin show two distinct settlement areas and a broad river terrace which formed an enormous amount of arable land for the village. The field is still covered with run rig beds set some 12 feet apart.
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Strath Cuil / Knockfin283 viewsDown on the field at Knockfin, you can see the broad land that was used for row crop farming for this village in Berriedale.
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Maiden Pap In Snow278 viewsA late October snow storm bring a shroud of white to the hills between Caithness and Sutherland.
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Rhian Ruins274 viewsThe ruins of the outbuildings at Rhian photographed from the north side.
 
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