Click on the image for FULL information on the Reaper - NEW PHOTO Added August 2019Talmine Pier and the Wreck of the Reaper in the foreground Photo © Iain Morrison
Check out our updated pages for Guided walks September 2019 and New Photos Page - Photos by Iain Morrison and friends and New Video Page - Videos by Iain Morrison

Welcome to the Melness Social History Site

BenLoyalSunset Photo Iain Morrison I hope you find something of interest on the site. The Photo is of an lovely Sunset over Ben Loyal - click on the image to see the larger size image! Thanks to all who have helped with photos or information about Melness. Travelling around the North Coast? or live there, use Ofcoms Mobile Phone Signal and 4G checker, click on the link for more information - Ofcom Mobile Phone Coverage Checker Site - Logo © Ofcom   Iain.

Sutherland Internet Sites

Bratach Web Portal Site - Logo © Iain Morrison A page dedicated to Sutherland, Scotland - sharing photos & videos of its scenery - Logo © Sutherland The Cloisters B and B, Talmine Sutherland Scotland IV27 4YP - Logo © Iain Morrison The Craggan Hotel Melness - Logo © Iain Morrison The Northern Times Weekly Newspaper based in Golspie Sutherland - Logo ©

Recent Photos
If you have a photo or photos of Melness and District you would like to see on the site, please email it to Iain and we will include it in our recent photos and in a larger format in a new page for photos. Click here for the New Photos Page

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Please use this space to advertise any local events for free. If you need more space you can get free pages for your organisation. Just email me with the information. Iain.

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Snippets of Melness News from
The Northern Times.

Latest Change - 9th June 2014
The News items will be changed regularly, so keep visiting to see the latest Old News from Melness - enjoy! To stop the scrolling move your mouse pointer into the text box and to start, move the mouse pointer out of the text box!

Melness Weather

Melness Weather - click the image
Melness Braes in late spring - photo for weather link Logo © Iain Morrison

The weather in Melness can be extremely variable and the North Coast can be subject to sudden storms even in the height of summer. Having said that the weather can be beautiful for long periods due to the gulf stream. It moves warm water from the Gulf of Mexico north into the Atlantic and eventually flows up the western side of Scotland, keeping the sea temperate and the climate mild, but with a great deal of moisture in the air.


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About Melness and the Website

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This website was set up in 2005 with the idea of telling the Story of Melness and its people through the ages. Melness has an interesting social history that deserves to be told. This website will always be a work in progress as there is so much material pertaining to Melness and the various small townships that make up the Village.

I hope you like the new design which will allow for larger pictures and more flexibility for video and slideshows etc. Please be patient as the existing pages are modified.

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