Rhue, Scotland

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Rhue
Rhue, Loch Broom - panoramio.jpg
Rhue is located in Highland
Rhue
Rhue
Location within the Highland council area
OS grid referenceNH099972
Council area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townUllapool
Postcode districtIV26 2
PoliceScottish
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
EU ParliamentScotland
List of places
UK
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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.

Etymology[edit]

Rhue derives from An Rubha which means "headland" in Gaelic. 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.