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Scourie, Highland

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Scourie, Highland

Scourie, historically spelled "Scoury", is a village on the north west coast of Scotland, about halfway between Ullapool and Durness. It is in the traditional county of Sutherland, now part of the Highland council area, and the population of the village is just over two hundred. It is known as the birthplace of Hugh Mackay, a British general in the 17th century. The name originates from the Gaelic for Shed Sheiling - a stone-built place of shelter used during the summer months.
Post townLAIRG
Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountySutherland
OS GridNC1544
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01971

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

Scourie, vil., Eddrachillis par., Sutherland, on Scourie Bay, 43½ miles NW. of Lairg; P.O.

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