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Melness is located in Sutherland
Melness shown within the Sutherland area
OS grid reference NC585636
Council area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Lairg
Postcode district IV27 4
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
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] 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)


  1. ^ Microsoft; Nokia (26 February 2017). "Melness, Highland" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved 26 February 2017.