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TITLE
Scourie Village and Bay
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0079
PLACENAME
Scourie
DISTRICT
Eddrachillis and Durness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Eddrachillis
PERIOD
1970s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31968
KEYWORDS
postcards
townships
islands
plam trees
Scourie Village and Bay

This postcard from the 1970s shows Scourie Village and Bay, Sutherland.

The crofting township of Scourie is situated on the far northwest coast of Sutherland at the head of a rocky bay and opposite the island of Handa, a well known bird reserve.

At one time the Mackays adopted Scourie as their centre and Lieutenant General Hugh Mackay was commander-in-chief in the reign of William and Mary.

The village is famous for the palm trees that grow in the gardens of Scourie House, a result of the mild climate due to the Gulf Stream

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Scourie Village and Bay

SUTHERLAND: Eddrachillis

1970s

postcards; townships; islands; plam trees

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard from the 1970s shows Scourie Village and Bay, Sutherland.<br /> <br /> The crofting township of Scourie is situated on the far northwest coast of Sutherland at the head of a rocky bay and opposite the island of Handa, a well known bird reserve.<br /> <br /> At one time the Mackays adopted Scourie as their centre and Lieutenant General Hugh Mackay was commander-in-chief in the reign of William and Mary.<br /> <br /> The village is famous for the palm trees that grow in the gardens of Scourie House, a result of the mild climate due to the Gulf Stream