Thursday, 8 December 2016
Tour Scotland Video Old Photographs Dornoch
Tour Scotland video of old photographs of Dornoch, Sutherland, Scotland. This is a town and seaside resort, and former Royal burgh in the Highlands of Scotland. It lies on the north shore of the Dornoch Firth, near to where it opens into the Moray Firth to the East. Dornoch has the thirteenth century Dornoch Cathedral, and the previous Bishop's Palace which is now a hotel, Dornoch Castle and a notable golf course, the Royal Dornoch Golf Club. It is also notable as the last place a witch was burnt in Scotland. Her name was Janet Horne; she was tried and condemned to death in 1727. Dornoch used to be connected to the main railway network at The Mound via a light railway. The railway was opened on 2 June 1902. Stations on the line were Dornoch, Embo, Skelbo, Cambusavie Halt and The Mound Junction. The stations were shut on 13 June 1960. Rosamunde Pilcher's last novel Winter Solstice is largely set in and around Dornoch, fictionalized under the name of Creagan. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.
All photographs are copyright of Sandy Stevenson, Tour Scotland, and may not be used without permission.
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