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Melvich, Highland (Mealabhaich)

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Melvich, Highland (Mealabhaich)

Melvich is a village in the county of Sutherland on the North Coast of Scotland, situated on the A836 road, near the mouth of the River Halladale. It has a successful Gaelic choir.
Post townTHURSO
Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountySutherland
OS GridNC8864
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 code01641

Other names by which Melvich, Highland (Mealabhaich) has been known in the past

Melvich/Mealabhaich ~ Mealabhaich

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

Melvich, vil. with inn, Reay par., NE. Sutherland, on left side of mouth of river Halladale, 17 miles W. of Thurso, pop. 259; P.O., T.O.; the inn is a favourite resort of sportsmen; Melvich forms part of the conjoint vil. of Portskerra and Melvich. See PORTSKERRA.

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