location on the north coast of Sutherland, Highland Council Area,
Coldbackie lies at the head of Tongue Bay, two miles north of Tongue.
The small bay here
is dominated by a sheer conglomerate red sandstone cliff."
Edinburgh University online gazetter for Scotland
Coldbackie sits under the Watch Hill, looking north over it's
spectacular beach to the Rabbit Islands. It is one of series of
running from Tongue, through Coldbackie, Strath Tongue, Dalharn, Blandy
and Scullomie to the desterted township of Slettel that sit on the
fringes of the Kyle of Tongue.
history of Coldbackie and environs, it's location and scenery, and the
about the people and geography of this North Sutherland township are
laid out in this web site.
beach and the Rabbit Islands
20/2/2005 - New Postcards added
20/2/2005 - more coldbackie photos on Flickr