Steep yourself in Scottish history at Bettyhill

This village is of special interest to history lovers as it was formed at the time of the Highland Clearances. This area used to be heavily populated however 15,000 people were cleared from the 1.5 million acre estate in the ten years between 1811 and 1821 during the Highland Clearances. After this, however, the Countess of Sutherland decided to build a new village near the coast on the mouth of the River Navar and call it after herself.

Don’t miss out on the older part of this village where you will find the old Parish Church of Farr which is now the Strathnaver Museum. This was built in 1774 and could hold 750 churchgoers. Also, close by you can see the beauty of Farr Bay as well as the truly stunning Torrisdale Bay. Whether you are visiting Bettyhill for its walks, beaches, wildlife, history or trout fishing its sure to bring you pleasure and be well worth the visit.

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