Place:Golspie, Sutherland, Scotland

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NameGolspie
TypeParish
Coordinates57.967°N 3.967°W
Located inSutherland, Scotland
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Golspie is a village in Sutherland, Highland, Scotland, which lies on the North Sea coast in the shadow of Ben Bhraggie (394m). It has a population of around 1,650.

The name dervies from the Norse for "gully village.


Centred around Loch Fleet, three miles south of Golspie, is a National Nature Reserve with wading dirds, wildfowl and seals basking on the sandbanks. Osprey, terns and swallows frequent the loch in summer. Rare wild flowers and plants can be seen in nearby Balblair Wood.

There are four hotels, several guesthouses and bed and breakfast premises as well as self-catering cottages. Dunrobin Castle, the seat of Clan Sutherland, is nearby and has falconry displays. There is a static caravan site.

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