Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Old Photograph Bridgend Road Dunbeath Scotland

Old photograph of cottages on Bridgend Road in Dunbeath, Caithness, Scotland. This Scottish village was the birthplace of Neil Gunn, born 1891, died 1973, author of The Silver Darlings, Highland River etc., many of whose novels are set in Dunbeath and its Strath. Prince George, Duke of Kent, was killed when his Short Sunderland flying boat crashed on a Dunbeath hillside on 25 August 1942. Dr John N Sutherland, graduate of Glasgow, St Andrews and Edinburgh Universities, former Professor of Virtual Reality at Gifu University in Japan, founder of video games as an academic discipline, was brought up in Dunbeath and attended Dunbeath Primary School and Dunbeath Parish Church.

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