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TITLE
Scourie Hotel
EXTERNAL ID
PC_PWG_POSTCARDS_048
PLACENAME
Scourie
DISTRICT
Eddrachillis and Durness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Eddrachillis
PERIOD
1950s
SOURCE
PFW Grant
ASSET ID
29707
KEYWORDS
postcards
villages
tourism
bird watching
ornithology
hotels
inns
crofters
townships
Scourie Hotel

This postcard shows Scourie Hotel in the village of Scourie, northwest Sutherland. Originally built by the Duke of Sutherland as a coaching inn, the hotel stands on the site of an old fortified house.

Scourie is located on the road from Kylestrome to Durness, a few miles west of Laxford Bridge. Originally a crofting township, the village is a popular tourist destination for walkers and anglers. It is also renowned for palm trees, growing in the gardens of Scourie House, a result of the warming effects of the Gulf Stream. The nearby island of Handa is a Nature Reserve with a large population of seabirds which include puffins and guillemots

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Scourie Hotel

SUTHERLAND: Eddrachillis

1950s

postcards; villages; tourism; bird watching; ornithology; hotels; inns; crofters; townships

PFW Grant

This postcard shows Scourie Hotel in the village of Scourie, northwest Sutherland. Originally built by the Duke of Sutherland as a coaching inn, the hotel stands on the site of an old fortified house. <br /> <br /> Scourie is located on the road from Kylestrome to Durness, a few miles west of Laxford Bridge. Originally a crofting township, the village is a popular tourist destination for walkers and anglers. It is also renowned for palm trees, growing in the gardens of Scourie House, a result of the warming effects of the Gulf Stream. The nearby island of Handa is a Nature Reserve with a large population of seabirds which include puffins and guillemots