Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Tongue Parish

Burial Grounds

Photo above C. Stokes, taken in Melness 

The parish of Tongue has three burial grounds: Melness, Skerray & Tongue Parish Churchyard – these have all been photographed and available in Burial Grounds

See also:
Tongue War Memorial 

plus Alasdair Sutherland's books on Tongue War Memorials
Tongue Parish Project - place photographs gathered by our members plus Tongue People photographs
Schools - early education in Sutherland - scroll to bottom of page for links to Tongue items
Tongue Militia 1809  

Recommended Reading & Places to visit
Tongue & Farr, by Jim A. Johnston, third edition published 1997 by Jim A. Johnston, Bettyhill, Farr - a very useful book for those both visiting the area and those who just want to know more - historical and modern references - I enjoyed this book and learned a lot.  The book is available at Amazon
Tales of the North Coast, by Alan Temperley and the pupils of Farr Secondary School, ISBN 9 780946486189, published by Luath Press Ltd, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2ND - a wonderful book of old tales, modern tales - stories gathered in the area between the Kyle of Tongue and Strath Halladale - you will love this if your interests are on the north coast.  This book is available from Abe Books.
Book of Mackay by Angus Mackay - published 1906 - the link we used to have here has now expired but I have found a copy at the National Library of Scotland which you can read on line HERE
The Story of Island Roana short tale by John George Mackay - Island Roan is located just off the north coast of Sutherland, in the far north of Scotland. It stands testimony to the way of life in the highlands and islands that once was. A way of life few of us today would consider comfortable by our modern standards. You can read the story HERE

Mary Young's Tongue Website for much more information on the parish of Tongue

Mackay Country - Lovely website with so much to interest those with interests across the north of Sutherland especially those in Farr & Tongue

Skerray Website - useful information here including article on Lovat Scouts

There are also families from Tongue in our Sutherland People area

page last updated 14/07/2017