Talmine Pier and the Wreck of the Reaper in the foreground Photo © Iain Morrison

Welcome to the New Melness Website

Dead Whale on Talmine Beach - September 2013 - Photo © Martin - click on the photo to see the full size image. I hope you find something of interest on the site. Thanks to all who have helped with photos or information about Melness. Iain.

Sutherland Internet Sites

Bratach Web Portal Site - Logo © Iain Morrison County of Sutherland Internet site - Logo © Iain Morrison The Cloisters B and B, Talmine Sutherland Scotland IV27 4YP - Logo © Iain Morrison The Craggan Hotel Melness - Logo © Iain Morrison The Northern Times Weekly Newspaper based in Golspie Sutherland - Logo ©

Alick George Photo © Iain Morrison I have added a page for our memories of our Late Dear Friend Alick George click here to read the page so far - Memories of Alick George Mackay. Thanks to all who have contributed. Iain.

Recent Photos - 3 New Photo Added 17 September 2013
If you have a photo or photos of Melness and District you would like to see on the site, please email it to Iain and we will include it in our recent photos and in a larger format in a new page for photos. Click here for the New Photos Page

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Please use this space to advertise any local events for free. If you need more space you can get free pages for your organisation. Just email me with the information. Iain.

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Snippets of Melness News from
The Northern Times.

Latest Change - 19th December 2012
The News items will be changed regularly, so keep visiting to see the latest Old News from Melness - enjoy! To stop the scrolling move your mouse pointer into the text box and to start, move the mouse pointer out of the text box!

Melness Weather

Melness Weather - click the image
Melness Braes in late spring - photo for weather link Logo © Iain Morrison

The weather in Melness can be extremely variable and the North Coast can be subject to sudden storms even in the height of summer. Having said that the weather can be beautiful for long periods due to the gulf stream. It moves warm water from the Gulf of Mexico north into the Atlantic and eventually flows up the western side of Scotland, keeping the sea temperate and the climate mild, but with a great deal of moisture in the air.

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This website was set up in 2005 with the idea of telling the Story of Melness and its people through the ages. Melness has an interesting social history that deserves to be told. This website will always be a work in progress as there is so much material pertaining to Melness and the various small townships that make up the Village.

I hope you like the new design which will allow for larger pictures and more flexibility for video and slideshows etc. Please be patient as the existing pages are modified.

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The Man who went to Farr - J.G. Leith

The Man who went to Farr
Patrick Sellar and the Sutherland Experiment
J.G. Leith

To find out more about this fascinating book click on the Image! The Man who went to Farr Book Cover - image and © J. G. Leith

ISBN 978-0-956 5985-0-9

Orders to: Baseline Research Ltd, 53 Hareburn Road, Blackdog, Aberdeenshire, AB23 8AR

Contact the Author:

I Leith

Check out the New BaseLine Research Website