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Dunbeath, Highland

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Dunbeath, Highland

Dunbeath is a village in south-east Caithness, Scotland on the A9 road. It was the birthplace of Neil Gunn (1891–1973), author of The Silver Darlings, Highland River etc. , many of whose novels are set in Dunbeath and its Strath. Dunbeath has a very rich archaeological landscape, the site of numerous Iron Age brochs and an early medieval monastic site Of Dunbeath's landscape, Neil Gunn wrote: "These small straths, like the Strath of Dunbeath, have this intimate beauty.
Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountyCaithness
OS GridND1629
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 code01593

Other names by which Dunbeath, Highland has been known in the past


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

Dunbeath, coast vil. with school and inn, Latheron par., Caithness-shire, 20 miles SW. of Wick; P.O., T.O..

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