Pat29

Pat29

Posted on 01/10/2016


Photo taken on October  4, 2013


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Badbea (pronounced bad-bay)[1] is a former clearance village perched on the steep slopes above the cliff tops of Berriedale on the east coast of Caithness, Scotland. Situated around 5 miles (8 km) north of Helmsdale, the village was settled in the 18th and 19th centuries by families evicted from their homes when the straths of Langwell, Ousdale and Berriedale were cleared for the establishment of sheep farms. The last resident left the village in 1911 and a monument was erected by the son of former inhabitant, Alexander Robert Sutherland, who had emigrated to New Zealand in 1839. Today, the ruins of the village are preserved as a tourist attraction and memorial to the Highland Clearances.

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Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Beautifully captured; thanks for the info.
22 months ago.
Martin Humphreys
Martin Humphreys
Nice scene & interesting info Pat.
22 months ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Nice shot Pat an interesting place that helps to ensure the terrible clearances will never be forgotten
22 months ago.
Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley
Thanks for the history, nice shot Pat.
22 months ago.
RatRod
RatRod
Excellent Pat and interesting info.
22 months ago.
John Lawrence
John Lawrence
Your wonderful image has been seen and admired in Pictorials
22 months ago.
John Lawrence
John Lawrence
Your image has been seen and admired in Happy Wall Wednesday
22 months ago.