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Tongue, Highland

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Tongue, Highland

Tongue (Scottish Gaelic: Tunga from Old Norse Tunga) is a coastal village in northwest Highland, Scotland, in the western part of the former county of Sutherland. It lies on the east shore above the base of the Kyle of Tongue and north of the mountains Ben Hope and Ben Loyal. To the north lies the area of Braetongue. Tongue is the main village in a series of crofting townships that runs through Coldbackie, Dalharn, Blandy, and the harbour of Scullomie to the deserted township of Slettel.
Post townLAIRG
Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountySutherland
OS GridNC5956
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 code01847
Population1,000 +

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

Tongue, par. and vil., on N. coast of Sutherland-par., 81,036 ac., pop. 1929; vil. (Tongue or Kirkiboll), on E. side of the Kyle of Tongue, 38½ miles N. of Lairg ry. sta. and 44 miles W. of Thurso; P.O., T.O.; is a resort of anglers. The Kyle of Tongue is a sea-loch,) miles long, and 5½ miles broad at the entrance.

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