Reay  Caithness


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Reay like this:

Reay, vil., Caithness, and par. partly also in Sutherland - par., 115,301 ac., pop. 2191; vil., near Sandside Bay, 10½ miles W. of Thurso; P.O., T.O.; gives the title of baron to the family of Mackay, from whom a large section of Sutherland took the name of "Lord Reay's Country".

Reay through time

Reay is now part of Highland district. Click here for graphs and data of how Highland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Reay itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Reay, in Highland and Caithness | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 19th April 2024

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