Ramscraigs - A Caithness Story

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


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The Ruins of the Berriedale Castle728 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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The Dunbeath Coast In Storm651 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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Storm Wreaths the Dunbeath Castle674 viewsA sudden squall cloaks the Dunbeath castle in a shroud of rain.
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Dunbeath Castle714 viewsAnother photo of the picturesque castle of the Dunbeath Estate
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Dunbeath Castle From The Harbor681 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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Sandstone Formation at Dunbeath714 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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