In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Reay like this:
Reay, vil., Caithness, and par. partly also in Sutherland - par., 115,301 ac., pop. 2191; vil., near Sandside Bay, 10½ miles W. of Thurso; P.O., T.O.; gives the title of baron to the family of Mackay, from whom a large section of Sutherland took the name of "Lord Reay's Country".
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Reay, in Highland and Caithness | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th March 2017
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