Lying on the eastern shore of the Kyle of Tongue and north of Ben Loyal and Ben Hope, Tongue is one of the main crofting townships along the north coast and offers stunning scenic views of mountain and coast and centuries of history to discover.
The area was a historic crossroads for Gaels, Picts and Vikings and the area is named after an Old Norse term which refers to a piece of land shaped like a spit or tongue. That tongue of land projecting into the Kyle is the terminal moraine of the Kyle of Tongue glacier, and forms the eastern part of the Kyle of Tongue causeway. The north coast is a great place to spot wildlife from puffins to the Scottish Primrose and from red deer to orca. Talmine Bay is a great place to spot dolphins as they regularly visit the bay.
In Focus: The Battle of Culloden
In this edition of 'In Focus', listen to Susanne MacDonald, Raoul Curtis-Machin, Katey Boal and Marie Annand as they discuss the infamous Battle of Culloden Moor (1746) and its aftermath, which had irreparable repercussions on Gaelic culture and the communities of the Highlands and Islands.
Skirmish at Tongue
Explore the history behind the lesser known 'Skirmish at Tongue'.