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 Church355 viewsHeadstones surround the church in Berriedale. This is known as the Berriedale "new" graveyard
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The Ruins of the Berriedale Castle337 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 Old Graveyard319 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 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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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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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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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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Berriedale Harbor288 viewsThe towers on the north end of the Ord and the cottages at the Berriedale harbor
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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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Butchers Broom280 viewsFlowering Broom covers a gravestone at the Berriedale old graveyard in Caithness
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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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