Dunbeath, Caithness, and Neil M Gunn Memorial

On the way down from Orkney and Thurso we stopped at Dunbeath, Caithness. This was the birthplace of Scottish writer Neil M Gunn.

This stone was laid in his memory. “To commemorate Neil M Gunn, author of world renown, born into this community 8th November 1891.”

Neil M Gunn Memorial, Dunbeath

This statue, erected 100 years after Gunn’s birth, is in honour of the character Kenn from his novel Highland River:-

Kenn + Salmon

This is the river running through the village, the Dunbeath Water, possibly that same Highland river:-

Dunbeath Water

This information board was on a wall nearby. As well as mentioning Gunn it notes other local attractions:-

Information Board, Dunbeath

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