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Càrn Liath Broch (ii)

The broch’s entrance:-

Carn Liath Broch

The broch had bronze age modcons. Stairs:-

Carn Liath Broch stairs

An internal chamber:-

Càrn Liath Broch, Internal Chamber

View towards Golspie and Dunrobin Castle:-

Towards Golspie and Dunrobin Castle

The towers of Dunrobin Castle peek above the trees to the left here and on the hill is the statue of the infamous Duke of Sutherland:-

Golspie and Dunrobin Castle

Càrn Liath Broch (i)

It’s not just Orkney where you can find the remains of brochs.

This one, Càrn Liath Broch, lies west of the A 9 just north of Golspie, Sutherland, Scotland. It’s very well preserved.

Park at the lay-by on the other die of the road – take care crossing, it’s fairly busy – and it’s a short walk to the broch

From the A 9, Moray Firth in background:-

Càrn Liath Broch

From north:-

Càrn Liath Broch, from North

From south:-

Càrn Liath Broch from South

Broch interior:-

Càrn Liath Broch, Interior

An external structure:-

Càrn Liath Broch, External Structure

Information board:-

Càrn Liath Broch Information Board

Helmsdale War Memorial

Helmsdale is a small fishing port on the coast of Sutherland, north Scotland.

Its War Memorial is a tower with clock inset set prominently on a hill overlooking the town.

Memorial from access road:-

Helmsdale War Memorial  4

From pedestrian path leading up from the access road:-

Helmsdale War Memorial

The memorial on its prominence:-

Helmsdale War Memorial

The dedications read, on the upper panel, “The Great War 1914 1918.”
Lower panel, “To the glory of God, and in memory of the men of this parish, who gave their lives in the Great War,” and below the names, “They died that we might live.”
To each side is a panel dedicated “1939-1945. Also to the glory of God and in memory of those of this parish who gave their lives in the Second World War.”

Helmsdale War Memorial Dedication

Keiss War Memorial

Keiss is in Sutherland, Scotland, on the A99 between Wick and John O’Groats. The War Memorial stands a bit away from any houses in a square plot of land beside the road.

Keiss War Memorial, Sutherland

It is inscribed, “Keiss Quoad Sacra Parish. The dedication is “To the memory of the fallen in the Great War 1914-1919,” and towards the base, “Also 1939-1945,” below which are six names for that second conflict. You can also see here that flat, almost treeless, landscape of north-east Sutherland, which acts as a kind of preview for Orkney:-

Keiss War Memorial Closer View

View towards village, showing Great War names:-

Keiss War Memorial Names

View towards North Sea, showing Great War names:-

Keiss War Memorial

Commemorative Plaques, Wick, Sutherland

HMS Jervis Bay was a merchant ship requisitioned by the Admiralty on the outbreak of the Second World War and converted to an armed merchant cruiser. She was sunk by the German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer on 5/11/1940 while trying to draw fire onto itself to protect the convoy it was escorting.

This memorial plaque is on a wall in Wick town centre.

HMS Jervis Bay Memorial Plaque, Wick

Nearby is a memorial to HMAV Isleford, a Royal Navy Auxiliary vessel wrecked with all hands in a blizzard in Wick Bay on 25/1/1942, in sight of the shore.

HMAV Isleford Memorial Plaque, Wick

Two Bridges in Wick, Sutherland

Bridge over the Wick River; on road into town just at edge of town centre:-

A Bridge in Wick, Sutherland

Bridge near Harbour:-

Bridge Near Harbour, Wick

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