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Scourie Village

Scourie lies on the west coast of Sutherland district in Highland Council Area, at the head of Scourie Bay, 5 miles west of Laxford Bridge. The village is famed for the palm trees that grow in the garden of Scourie House, a consequence of the warming effects of the Gulf Stream. The village is a popular centre for walkers and anglers, whilst trips to the nearby island of Handa and the nature reserve there are popular summer excursions.

Daily cruises from Scourie. Mr Ken Nash, Scourie Boats, Scourie, Sutherland, IV27 4TE. Tel. 01971 502011. Daily Cruises from Scourie starting Mid-April running through Mid-September. These popular cruises around Handa Island leave daily from Scourie harbour, starting around 10am, depending upon the tides. 6 person maximum. Cost per person - £10. View Birds and stunning Seascapes. April-July: Guillemots, puffins and razorbills. May-September: Great skuas, arctic skuas, fulmars and kittiwakes. These cruises are weather dependent.

Evening Sea Fishing trips are also available. Limited to 4 rods. Mr Ken Nash, Scourie Boats, Scourie, Sutherland, IV27 4TE. Tel. 01971 502011. Cost per person - £15.

Handa Island. An offshore island with seacliffs. One of the largest seabird colonies in N.W. Europe. A ferry service to the island from Tarbet Beach, three miles northwest off the A894, about three miles north of Scourie. It sails on weekdays, depending on demand, from April through September. The short crossing costs only £7.50 return. Tel. 01971 502077.

Lewisian Rocks. Around Scourie village you can study the early history of the Lewisian Complex. Rocks like these probably make up much of the lower continental crust of the Earth.

Scourie is ideally situated for touring the north west highlands tourist route from Ullapool to Durness.

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