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Sutherland - Historic County of Scotland

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  • Administrative centre/ Country Town
  • Chapman County Code - SUT
  • Gaelic Name In Gaelic the area is referred to according to its traditional areas: Dùthaich MhicAoidh (or Dùthaich 'IcAoidh) (NW), Asainte (Assynt), and Cataibh (East). Cataibh will often be used to refer to the area as a whole.
  • Famous for:
  • Ben Hope, the most northerly Munro.
  • Landmarks and Places of Interest
  • Area 5,252 sq. km (2,028 sq. mi)
  • Succeeded by Dumfries and Galloway; Highlands
  • County Flower - Grass-of-Parnassus

Sutherland is a registration county and lieutenancy area of Scotland. Caithness lies to the north and east, the North Sea (Dornoch Firth) coastline to the east, the former county of Ross and Cromarty to the south, and the Atlantic coastline to the west and north.

The Parishes of Sutherland

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  • Assynt
  • Clyne
  • Creich
  • Dornoch
  • Durness
  • Eddrachillis
  • Farr
  • Golspie
  • Kildonan
  • Lairg
  • Loth Lothbeg
  • Rogart
  • Tongue

Settlements include :

  • Bonar Bridge
  • Brora
  • Durness
  • Embo
  • Helmsdale
  • Kinlochbervie
  • Lairg
  • Lochinver
  • Scourie
  • Strathy
  • Tongue

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For Historical information about Sutherland visit Historical Sutherland Link to follow - including connections to Historical figures, Gentry and political people connected with Sutherland.

For Information about research in the County and Families Researched on Geni (Including Emigrants) go to Sutherland - Family Heads

For Famous or Notable People from Sutherland visit Sutherland - Famous People

Sutherland - Monumental Inscriptions, Cemeteries and Graveyards

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