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TITLE
The Winding Road and Hairpin Bends, Bettyhill
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_1840
PLACENAME
Bettyhill
DISTRICT
Tongue and Farr
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Farr
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
33761
KEYWORDS
sites of special scientific interest
nature reserves
sheep
The Winding Road and Hairpin Bends, Bettyhill

Postcard of the winding roads and hairpin bends heading east out of Bettyhill, Sutherland.

Bettyhill is a fairly recent creation. The original village in the area was Farr, now a crofting settlement lying a mile east of Bettyhill beyond the sands of Farr Bay. What changed things was the coming of the Highland Clearances.

The River Naver flows into the sea here from Strathnaver. Invernaver and Torisdale Bay to the west of Bettyhill comprise an important nature reserve. Between the mouths of the Rivers Borgie and Naver on the west side of Bettyhill is one of the most important botanical sites in Scotland The Invernaver National Nature Reserve, designated in 1960 but is now an SSSI.

Sutherland is a registration county, lieutenancy area and historic administrative county of Scotland. It is now within the Highland local government area.

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The Winding Road and Hairpin Bends, Bettyhill

SUTHERLAND: Farr

sites of special scientific interest; nature reserves; sheep

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

Postcard of the winding roads and hairpin bends heading east out of Bettyhill, Sutherland.<br /> <br /> Bettyhill is a fairly recent creation. The original village in the area was Farr, now a crofting settlement lying a mile east of Bettyhill beyond the sands of Farr Bay. What changed things was the coming of the Highland Clearances.<br /> <br /> The River Naver flows into the sea here from Strathnaver. Invernaver and Torisdale Bay to the west of Bettyhill comprise an important nature reserve. Between the mouths of the Rivers Borgie and Naver on the west side of Bettyhill is one of the most important botanical sites in Scotland The Invernaver National Nature Reserve, designated in 1960 but is now an SSSI.<br /> <br /> Sutherland is a registration county, lieutenancy area and historic administrative county of Scotland. It is now within the Highland local government area.