Melness

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Melness
Beautiful beaches at Melness, Tongue - geograph.org.uk - 9896.jpg
Beach at Melness
Melness is located in Sutherland
Melness
Melness
Location within the Sutherland area
OS grid referenceNC585636
Council area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLairg
Postcode districtIV27 4
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
58°32′18″N 4°25′52″W / 58.53825°N 4.43109°W / 58.53825; -4.43109Coordinates: 58°32′18″N 4°25′52″W / 58.53825°N 4.43109°W / 58.53825; -4.43109

Melness (Gaelic: Taobh Mhealanais) is a locality, comprising a group of small remote crofting townships, lying to the west of Tongue Bay opposite Coldbackie, in the north coast of Sutherland, Scottish Highlands and is in the Scottish council area of Highland.[1][2] The individual hamlets are:

  • Achnahuaigh (Gaelic: Achadh na h-Uamha)
  • Achininver (Gaelic: Achadh an Inbhir)
  • Lubinvullin (Gaelic: Lùb a' Mhuilinn)
  • Midtown (Gaelic: Baile Meadhanach)
  • Portvasgo (Gaelic: Port Faisgeach)
  • Skinnet (Gaelic: Sgianaid)
  • Strathan (Gaelic: Srathan)
  • Talmine (Gaelic: Tealamainn)
  • West Strathan (Gaelic: Srathan Shuas)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gittings, Bruce; Munro, David. "Melness". The Gazetteer for Scotland. School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh and The Royal Scottish Geographical Society. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  2. ^ Microsoft; Nokia (26 February 2017). "Melness, Highland" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved 26 February 2017.