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We visited Sutherland on Easter Sunday but every Sunday is the same here. I was a bit surprised but pleased too to find everything in this quiet corner of Scotland is closed on a Sunday except for any hotel you may find, they have to remain open under the licensing laws. The Free Church of Scotland dominates the religious practise around here and hold fast to the old ways of keeping the Sabbath Holy. What better way to enjoy a Sunday just admiring the land and seascapes with nothing to intrude on your thoughts - sometimes in this modern world it is good to get back to the old ways and just relax and enjoy a Sunday with no added extras just the great outdoors which are always open to everyone.
Updated Apr 27, 2008
scottishvisitor Says: The little Kirk of Assynt was first constructed in 1741 it was renovated in 1900 and closed in 1970 when the congregation was moved to the bigger settlement of Lochinver. In 1997 the project of Historic Assynt was founded and the Church was saved from its fate of a crumbling...
Favorite thing: The name Sutherland would suggest to the visitor it lies to the South in Scotland but in reality it extends to the North and spreads over from the Atlantic to the North Sea. The Vikings named it Sutherland during their invasions because it was the Southern Limits to their territories. The Gaels named it Du'thaich 'Ic Aoilh a more fitting name translated into English as 'The Land of MacKay' It was with great delight I also found little Unapool on VT's Data Base with one tip - what better way to promote this rugged, pristine, isolated but accessable region.
Fondest memory: We didn't see a fraction of what Sutherland has to offer but what we did see was pure natural beauty. One thing struck me most while thinking back on our visit - I don't recall seeing any litter bins but no litter was evident - this place commands respect from the visitor who must always take any litter away with them. Sutherland has a lasting appeal with me and I will be back to sample some more of this unspoilt area.
Updated Apr 26, 2008