Place:Scourie, Sutherland, Scotland

Alt namesScourysource: Wikipedia
Coordinates58.35°N 5.167°W
Located inSutherland, Scotland     ( - 1975)
Also located inHighland Region, Scotland     (1975 - 1996)
Highland (council area), Scotland     (1996 - )
See alsoEddrachillis, Sutherland, Scotlandparish in which it is located
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Scourie (Scottish Gaelic: Sgobhairigh) (historically spelled "Scoury"), is a village on the north west coast of Scotland, about halfway between Ullapool and Durness. It is in the traditional county of Sutherland, now part of the Highland council area, and the population of the village is just over two hundred.

It is known as the birthplace of Hugh Mackay, a British general in the 17th century and inventor of the ring-bayonet. The name originates from the Gaelic for Shed Sheiling - a stone-built place of shelter used during the summer months.

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For further information of a genealogical nature, see the parish of Eddrachillis.

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