Eriboll  Sutherland


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Eriboll like this:

Eriboll, a sea-loch in Durness parish, N Sutherland, opening from the sea between Whiten Head and Rispond Point, and penetrating 10½ miles south-south-westward. Its breadth varies between 5 furlongs and 2¼ miles; it forms, over much of its expanse, particularly at Camasan-Duin Bay, 7 miles from its entrance, one of the finest natural harbours in the world, with depth ranging from 15 to 60 fathoms; and just to the N of that bay it is crossed by Heilem ferry. ...

Its eastern shore, for 4 miles southward from Whiten Head, presents a series of caves and arches, pronounced by Dr Macculloch ` the most extensive and extraordinary on any part of the Scottish coast; ' and its upper part is overhung by magnificent alpine summits - Ben Hope (3040 feet) on the E, and Crann Stacach (2630) on the W.—Ord. Sur., sh. 114, 1880.

Additional information about this locality is available for Durness

Eriboll through time

Eriboll is now part of Highland district. Click here for graphs and data of how Highland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Eriboll itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Eriboll, in Highland and Sutherland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th November 2019

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