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Clashnessie, Highland

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Clashnessie, Highland

Clashnessie (Scottish Gaelic: Clais an Easaidh) is a small crofting community on the North-West coast of Scotland; specifically in the Assynt area of Sutherland. The township (the old Scottish term for a crofting village) is scattered around the sandy beach of Clashnessie Bay and derives its name from the Gaelic clais an easaidh, meaning glen (clais) of the (an) waterfall (easaidh), referring to the waterfall at the head of the shallow glen in which most of the houses stand.
Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountySutherland
OS GridNC0530
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland

Clashnessie, Highland in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Clashnessie, hamlet and bay, 5½ miles NW. of Lochinver, NW. Assynt par., SW. Sutherlandshire.

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