Rhue, Scotland

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Rhue is located in Highland
Rhue shown within the Highland council area
OS grid reference NH099972
Council area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Ullapool
Postcode district IV26 2
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
List of places
57°55′25″N 5°12′38″W / 57.92358°N 5.21057°W / 57.92358; -5.21057Coordinates: 57°55′25″N 5°12′38″W / 57.92358°N 5.21057°W / 57.92358; -5.21057

Rhue (An Rubha in Gaelic) is a small settlement north of Ullapool in Ross and Cromarty, and is in the Scottish council area of Highland, Scotland.


Rhue derives from An Rubha which means "headland" in Gaelic. Rhue also shares its name with the famous contortionist Rhue Findlater. The full name of the area is "RudhaCadail" which in Gaelic means "the Point (ie headland) of the Sleepy People". Legend has it that the name came from sailors found asleep but quite unharmed on the rocks (where the lighthouse is now) after their boat was shipwrecked on a stormy night. The settlement is shown on earlier maps as "Ard-a-chadail", the 'village' of the sleepy people.