Schools - early education in Sutherland - scroll to bottom of page for links to Tongue itemsTongue 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 Roan, a 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
page last updated 14/07/2017