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For the glen in Ardross, see Strathy (Ardross).

Coordinates: 58°33′N 4°00′W / 58.55°N 4.00°W / 58.55; -4.00

Scottish Gaelic: Srathaidh
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Strathy is located in Sutherland
 Strathy shown within the Sutherland area
OS grid reference NC841650
Civil parish Farr
Council area Highland
Lieutenancy area Sutherland
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town THURSO
Postcode district KW14
Dialling code 01641
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Scottish Parliament Caithness, Sutherland and Ross
List of places

Strathy (Scottish Gaelic: Srathaidh) is a scattered community in Sutherland in the Scottish Highlands.

Strathy is on the north coast of Scotland, on the A836 road some twenty miles west of Thurso. The village itself includes at least three distinct areas:

  • Strathy East (on the right-hand side when passing through the village in the direction of Bettyhill, accessed by two roads leading towards Strathy Beach),
  • Strathy West (immediately to the south of Strathy East)
  • Strathy Point.

These generally enclose the rest of the village, mainly comprising Steven Terrace. If welcoming signposts are taken to represent the limits of the village, Strathy is contained in these areas. However, some would say that Strathy also takes in the settlement of Baligill to the east, and also Brawl, Aultiphurst and Laidnagullin to the west, essentially the entire community found between the Baligill Burn and the Armadale 'Big' Burn.