Monday, 22 February 2016

Welcome to Durnesss

Durness is now one of the few remaining places of any size in mainland Scotland that you can only access by single track road. The road south was completed in 1893, and from the following year there was a daily coach connecting Durness with the railway station at Lairg, some sixty miles to the south east.   Approaching Durness from the south on the A823 from Rhiconich the road skirts along the Kyle of Durness before reaching the Durness village. Having driven this road I must assure you it is a good road through the most amazing scenery. 

Durness Parish contains three known burial grounds - Arnaboll, Alt na Caillich and Balnakeil. All have been photographed and transcribed. Details on how to view can be seen in Burial Ground Section

See also:

Durness Photographs - donated by members of our mailing list

Strathbeg People - some details of those who lived in Strathbeg, mainly shepherd
Families of Sutherland - currently being researched by members of our mailing lists and visitors to this website
Durness War Memorial - full list of those named on the memorials of all Sutherland with many photographs
Militia List 1809

Schools - early education in Sutherland - scroll to bottom of page for links to Durness items

Use the links above to move around Durness pages or LABELS on left.

updated 28/2/2016