Borve  Sutherland


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

Borve, a quondam ancient tower, on the cost of Farr parish, Sutherland, surmounting a small rocky headland projecting into Farr Bay, between Farr Church and Kirktomy. It is traditionally said to have been built by a Norse warrior, called Thorkel or Torquil; and it is now represented by only small remains. A natural tunnel or vaulted passage pierces the headland on which it stands; is about 200 feet long; and can be traversed by a rowing-boat.

The location is that of "Borve Castle (remains of)", as marked on the modern 1:25,000 map. Additional information about this locality is available for Farr

Borve through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 25th April 2024

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