Skullomie

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Scullomie
Image of Scullomie pier
Scullomie pier on Tongue Bay
Scullomie is on the north coast of Scotland.
Scullomie is on the north coast of Scotland.
Scullomie
 Scullomie shown within the Sutherland area
OS grid reference NC615609
   – Edinburgh 184 mi (296 km)  
Civil parish Tongue
Council area Highland
Lieutenancy area Sutherland
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LAIRG
Postcode district IV27
Dialling code 01847
EU Parliament Scotland
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 58°30′50″N 4°22′41″W / 58.514°N 4.378°W / 58.514; -4.378

Scullomie is a small fishing and crofting township at the head of Tongue Bay in Sutherland in the Scottish Highlands. It is located around 3 miles (4.8 km) north of the village of Tongue on the northern coast of Scotland and is in the Scottish council area of Highland. The place name is spelled Skullomie on some Ordnance Survey maps.[1]

The township lies on the eastern shore of Tongue Bay just north of the mouth of the Kyle of Tongue. Scullomie pier, a category B listed building, was built using a drystone technique.[2] It was one of the sites from which crofters embarked on ships to locations such as America and Australia during the Highland Clearances.[3] The Rabbit Islands are offshore around 2 miles (3.2 km) to the north. The A836 runs to the south through the township of Coldbackie.

Records from the Sutherland estate show that in 1836 the township comprised 13 crofts.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ An Imaginary Drive round Tongue Parish, Mary Young's Scullomie pages, September 2004. Retrieved 2014-02-16.
  2. ^ Scullomie Pier, Tongue, British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2014-02-16.
  3. ^ Scullomie, Ports and harbours of the UK. Retrieved 2014-02-16.
  4. ^ 1836 Rental of small tenantry in Tongue, Mary Young's Scullomie pages. Retrieved 2013-02-16.