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Loch Assynt, Sutherland (Credit: Airborne Lens)
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Sutherland covers a very large part of the northern Highlands and is distinctly a land of two halves. Mid & East Sutherland stretches from the Dornoch Firth in the south to Helmsdale in the north and inland to Lairg and beyond. On the coast, busy towns such as Dornoch, Golspie and Brora boast long golden beaches and green golf courses. Away from the coast, the quieter glens echo with the stories of the Highland Clearances, captured movingly in the names of the displaced scratched on the windows of Croick Church.

Moving to the other ‘half’, you’ll encounter the breath-taking scenery of North West Sutherland. Sweeping northwards through the fishing ports of Lochinver and Kinlochbervie to Cape Wrath, the area then extends east along the coast via Durness and Tongue. Here you’ll find some of the wildest country in Europe. With the UK’s highest waterfall, highest sea cliffs, and some of the oldest rocks on the planet, the story of North West Sutherland is one told in the record books.

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