Latheron

Latheron (from Scottish Gaelic Latharn 'muddy place')[1] is a small village and civil parish in Caithness, in the Highland area of Scotland,[2] centred on the junction of the A9 with the A99.[3]

Latheron
Clan Gunn Heritage Centre.jpg
Clan Gunn Heritage Centre
Latheron is located in Caithness
Latheron
Latheron
Location within the Caithness area
OS grid referenceND199335
Civil parish
  • Latheron
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLATHERON
Postcode districtKW5
Dialling code01593
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58°17′N 3°22′W / 58.28°N 3.37°W / 58.28; -3.37Coordinates: 58°17′N 3°22′W / 58.28°N 3.37°W / 58.28; -3.37

The Clan Gunn Heritage Centre and Museum is housed in the old Parish Church (built in 1734). The church was donated to the Society in 1974 and with financial support from the Highlands and Islands Development Board, Caithness District Council and the Scottish Countryside Commission the clan society were able to convert it into a museum; it was officially opened on 22nd August 1985.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gaelic and Norse in the Landscape: Placenames in Caithness and Sutherland Archived 21 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Scottish National Heritage.
  2. ^ Gittings, Bruce; Munro, David. "Latheron". The Gazetteer for Scotland. School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh and the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. Retrieved 9 March 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Scothighlands - Drive along the A9 to Scrabster, Scotland". www.scothighlands.com. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  4. ^ Clan Gunn Society

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