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Beach near Lothbeg Point

Loth is a parish on the east coast of Sutherland, situated between Clyne to the south and Kildonan to the north. The A9 trunk road and railway hug the coast between Brora to the south and Helmsdale to the north, both of which have stations, the station at Loth having closed in October 1963. The parish contains the hamlets of Lothbeg, Lothmore, Kilmote and Portgower, with a total population of 112. The surface for the most part is hilly, and attains in some parts a height of 1,500 feet above sea level. There are several streamlets, the principal being the Loth.

There are remains of Picts' houses on Loth Water, also cairns, tumuli, and a pillar of stone 10 feet high. The last witch burnt in Scotland suffered here about 1720.[1]


  1. National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland, 1868
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