Aultiphurst shown within the Sutherland area
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|Scottish Parliament||Caithness, Sutherland and Ross|
Aultiphurst was settled as a clearance village mostly from the Naver Highland clearances. During the 19th century more than 30 people worked several crofts belonging to the Mackays. The name Aultiphurst is a misspelling of Allt a' Phuirt - which is Gaelic for Allt - a stream; a' - of the; phuirt - genitive form of 'port' where a boat can land. Given its exposed location to occasional fierce winds from the Arctic, it is poor cropland, and has traditionally been used for grazing sheep, mostly Textiles and Cheviot breeds.
The crofts at Aultiphurst are named "Armadale croft 12, 11, 10, 9 and 8" on the old titles. All the crofts in Aultiphurst and Brawl were associated previously with Armadale. Sheep regularly drown in the wettest parts of the surrounding bogland. Aultiphurst accepts occasional overnight campers.
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