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Golspie, Highland

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Golspie, Highland

Golspie is a village in Sutherland, Highland, Scotland, which lies on the North Sea coast in the shadow of Ben Bhraggie (394m). It has a population of around 1,650. The name dervies from the Norse for "gully village. Golspie railway station, on the Far North Line, opened in 1874. The converted station building is now a holiday let. Golspie has award-winning safe bathing beaches to the north and south of the tidal pier and there is also a public swimming pool in the centre of the village.
Post townGOLSPIE
Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountySutherland
OS GridNH8399
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 code01408
Population1,650 (approx.)

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

Golspie, coast par. and vil. with ry. sta., E. SutherLand -- par., 19,690 ac., pop. 1556; vil., on Golspie Burn, 17 miles SW. of Helmsdale and 84¼ NE. of Inverness, pop. 956; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks; Golspie is a sub-port, and has considerable trade; Golspie Burn flows 5 miles SE. along Dunrobin Glen to the sea.

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