Strathy

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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

Strathy
Scottish Gaelic: Srathaidh
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Strathy
Strathy is located in Sutherland
Strathy
Strathy
 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
UK
Scotland

Strathy (from Scottish Gaelic Srathaidh, meaning "place of the strath")[1] 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.

Climate[edit]

References[edit]

Climate data for Strathy East 1981-2010
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6.2
(43.2)
6.6
(43.9)
8.0
(46.4)
10.2
(50.4)
12.7
(54.9)
14.6
(58.3)
16.6
(61.9)
16.6
(61.9)
14.6
(58.3)
11.6
(52.9)
8.5
(47.3)
6.6
(43.9)
11.07
(51.94)
Average low °C (°F) 0.8
(33.4)
0.8
(33.4)
1.7
(35.1)
3.2
(37.8)
5.2
(41.4)
8.1
(46.6)
10.1
(50.2)
10.2
(50.4)
8.2
(46.8)
5.8
(42.4)
3.2
(37.8)
1.1
(34)
4.87
(40.78)
Precipitation mm (inches) 100.4
(3.953)
79.4
(3.126)
82.3
(3.24)
58.0
(2.283)
55.3
(2.177)
63.7
(2.508)
70.5
(2.776)
76.3
(3.004)
96.8
(3.811)
104.0
(4.094)
115.5
(4.547)
100.4
(3.953)
1,002.6
(39.472)
Avg. rainy days 18.6 15.9 16.2 12.8 12.0 12.6 13.7 15.1 15.5 17.6 18.5 17.6 186.1
Mean monthly sunshine hours 36.6 67.9 96.4 145.3 196.3 157.3 140.9 135.2 114.1 76.2 45.7 28.7 1,240.6
Source: Met Office[1]


  1. ^ http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/climate/gfmjjhy0r