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TITLE
Durness Village and Sango Bay
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2144
PLACENAME
Durness
DISTRICT
Eddrachillis and Durness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Durness
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34047
KEYWORDS
settlements
beaches
Durness Village and Sango Bay

Durness is the most north westerly village in the Highlands. It was here, in 1841, that people first resisted attempts to clear them from the land to make way for large grazing areas for sheep. The landowner required assistance from the military and even then was not able to remove as many people as he had originally intended.

It wasn't until 1893 that the first decent road connection to the south was completed and the following year, a daily coach service connected the village to Lairg and the nearest railway station.

About a mile to the east of Durness is the enormous Smoo Cave. Evidence has been found of human occupation here dating back to 3000 BC.

One of the crofts overlooking the bay used to belong to John Lennon's Aunt Mater and between the ages of nine and fifteen, John spent each of his summer holidays here.

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Durness Village and Sango Bay

SUTHERLAND: Durness

settlements; beaches

Highland Libraries

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Durness is the most north westerly village in the Highlands. It was here, in 1841, that people first resisted attempts to clear them from the land to make way for large grazing areas for sheep. The landowner required assistance from the military and even then was not able to remove as many people as he had originally intended. <br /> <br /> It wasn't until 1893 that the first decent road connection to the south was completed and the following year, a daily coach service connected the village to Lairg and the nearest railway station.<br /> <br /> About a mile to the east of Durness is the enormous Smoo Cave. Evidence has been found of human occupation here dating back to 3000 BC. <br /> <br /> One of the crofts overlooking the bay used to belong to John Lennon's Aunt Mater and between the ages of nine and fifteen, John spent each of his summer holidays here.