Ramscraigs - A Caithness Story

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


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Berriedale New Graveyard and Church657 viewsHeadstones surround the church in Berriedale. This is known as the Berriedale "new" graveyard
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Berriedale Old Graveyard630 viewsThe graves of my ancestors in Berriedale look south over a stormy sea and the Ord of Caithness
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Graves At The Berriedale Old Graveyard629 viewsA shot looking up the hill at the Berriedale old graveyard. Many Henderson, Sutherland and Gunn ancestors are buried here.
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The Ruins of the Berriedale Castle616 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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Robert Henderson Grave In Berriedale612 viewsThe grave of Robert Henderson and family in the Berriedale old graveyard.
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The Wooded Berriedale Strath607 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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Berriedale Water At Knockfin606 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 Berriedale Old Graveyard In Spring600 viewsA number of flowers blooming in old graveyard in Berriedale, overlooking the braes and the north sea.
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Looking south to Berriedale579 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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Maiden Pap In Snow575 viewsA late October snow storm bring a shroud of white to the hills between Caithness and Sutherland.
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Butchers Broom574 viewsFlowering Broom covers a gravestone at the Berriedale old graveyard in Caithness
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Rhian Field571 viewsThis is the field next to the Rhian house, looking east over a stormy north sea.
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