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Culbokie (An Cùil Bhàicidh in Gaelic) meaning 'the haunted nook' is a small village in Ross and Cromarty, Highland, Scotland.[1][2] It is located on the north side of the Black Isle. The village is 3.5 miles north-east of Dingwall and about 12 miles north of Inverness. There is one school, a shop/post office, a public house (the Culbokie Inn) and Findon Hall. According to the census of 2001, the population was 866.

The Culbokie Inn

Culbokie has a thriving range of community and youth groups, including Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Badminton, Playgroup, Football and a Senior Citizens club. Once a month in Findon Hall there is a community market where a wide variety of local produce and crafts can be bought.

It is known for its spectacular scenery and its old world ambiance including an authentic water pump from the early 19th century. The village looks onto the munro Ben Wyvis, adjacent to the town of Dingwall.

The village is a popular commuter location for people who work in Inverness.

The new Culbokie Primary School opened at Easter 2007; secondary pupils go to Fortrose Academy or Dingwall Academy. Culbokie Primary has a blog


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 26 Inverness & Loch Ness (Strathglass) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2011. ISBN 9780319231128. 
  2. ^ "Ordnance Survey: 1:50,000 Scale Gazetteer" (csv (download)). Ordnance Survey. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2016. 

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Coordinates: 57°36′N 4°20′W / 57.600°N 4.333°W / 57.600; -4.333