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What to See and Where to Go in Sutherland
Lairg is a small rural village situated in central Sutherland and is the ideal centre for exploring the North, East and West of the Highlands of Scotland.
In and Around Lairg - www.visitlairg.com
Ferrycroft Visitor Centre - you can explore the many changes to Sutherland's landscapes along with interactive facilities depicting Lairg's local and social History. Pop in for a coffee in the cafe and visit the gift shop with many local handmade items. Starting point for the Forest walk through Ferry Wood or enjoy the archaeological trail over the Ord Hill.
Church Hill Wood Walk - New walk created in the centre of Lairg, starting from the carpark next to the War Memorial
Falls of Shin - watch the salmon leaping, take a walk through Shin Forest or relax in the restaurant and the shop complex.
Sallachy - Remains of ancient Broch
Shinness - The Murray Monument
Dalchork - The new Birdhide on the shores of Loch Shin
Lairg Gala Week - during second week of July events for the whole family to enjoy
Lamb Sale - largest one-day sale in Europe held on the third Wednesday in August
Lairg Crofters Show - The last mainland crofters show held annually in August go to www.lairgcroftersshow.com for more information.
Country Images - glass engraver based at Rhaoine, Lairg
Sutherland Sporting Tweed Company - offers high quality countrywear, based on the Main Street in Lairg
Golspie - Littleferry Wildlife Walk, Dunrobin Castle and gardens (seat of the Earls and Dukes of Sutherland), Cairn Laith Broch north of Golspie.
Brora - Clynelish Distillery and Brora Heritege Centre
Helmsdale - Newly refurbished Timespan
Rossal - this is a clearence village which can be found on the Strath Naver Trail.
Kinlochbervie - Well known fishing port and nearby Sandwood Bay is an isolated iddylic beach where legend goes mermaids can be spotted!
Lochinver - Lochinver Pottery and Assynt Visitor Centre
Royal Burgh of Dornoch - Where you can find one of the Worlds top Golf Courses, 12th Century Cathedral, Jail Visitor Centre and Award winning Beach
Royal Burgh of Tain - The famous 11 men of Tain can be found at Glenmorangie Distillery and there is also Tain through Time Museum
Caithness - Castle of Mey (Private Home of the late Queen Mother), one of the most famous northerly points of the British Isles, Dunnet Head
Croick Church, Strathcarron - Highland Clearances Church
Carbisdale Castle, Invershin - belongs to the Scottish Youth Hostel Association. 19th century castle build by the Duchess of Sutherland
North West Highlands GEOPARK - situated to the North and West of Lairg
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