Ramscraigs - A Caithness Story

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


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Ballachy Farm331 viewsLooking at the Ballachly farm on the Dunbeath Strath. The location of an early Christian holy site may have been situated on this land, according to local legend. This is frequently referred to as the "House of Peace".Sep 19, 2010
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Silver Darlings298 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.Sep 17, 2010
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Storm Wreaths the Dunbeath Castle293 viewsA sudden squall cloaks the Dunbeath castle in a shroud of rain.Sep 17, 2010
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Knockally Coast296 viewsThe coast of Caithness looking down from the heights above Knockally.Sep 17, 2010
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The Latheron Coast280 viewsThe view south from Latheron showing the hills of southern Caithness covered in snow late October 2008Sep 17, 2010
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Low Tide At Dunbeath280 viewsLow tide reveals the inclined sandstone layers that are common along the Caithness coastSep 17, 2010
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Rhian Farm Ruins290 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.Sep 17, 2010
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Sandstone Formation at Dunbeath327 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.Sep 17, 2010
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The Neil Gunn Memorial In Dunbeath272 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.Sep 17, 2010
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Sunrise On The Caithness Coast284 viewsAnother photograph of the scenic coastline of Caithness with the sun rising through stormy skiesSep 17, 2010
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Ruins of the Milton Inn, Dunbeath310 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 HelmsdaleSep 17, 2010
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Sunrise on the Latheron Coast312 viewsThe coast near Latheron in Caithness with the sun rising through breaking storm clouds. The lighting on this stormy morning was fantastic.Sep 17, 2010
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