Whiten Head  Sutherland


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

Whiten Head (Gael. Ceana Geal Mor), a towering white headland on the N coast of Sutherland, in Durness and Tongue parishes, between Loch Eriboll and Tongue Bay. Rising steeply from the sea to heights of 603 and 935 feet, it ascends inland to Ben Hutig (1340); and its base has been hollowed out by the waves into a multitude of remarkable caverns.—Ord. Sur., sh. 114, 1880.

Whiten Head through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 25th April 2024

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