Melvich  Sutherland


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Melvich like this:

Melvich, a scattered village in Reay parish, Sutherland, on the left side of the mouth of the Halladale, near the head of a small bay, 17 miles W by S of Thurso. It has a post and telegraph office under Thurso, a good inn, and a public school. Immediately NNW is the fishing-village of Portskerra. Pop. of the two villages (1871) 414, (1881) 646, of whom 259 were in Melvich.—Ord. Sur., sh. 115, 1878.

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Melvich through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 15th June 2024

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