See and Do in Melness and Talmine

See and Do in Melness and Talmine near Tongue, Sutherland

The Rabbit Islands

Bonnie Prince Charles was said to have lost a sailing ship, the "Hazard" on the Rabbit Islands!

In 1745, a sailing ship carrying provisions and gold for the Prince ran aground here and the French Troops sent to recover them were captured by the Scots!

Rabbit Islands in Melness and Talmine near Tongue, Sutherland
Fig: Rabbit Islands in
Melness and Talmine near
Tongue, Sutherland

The islands are noted for their fine sub-aqua diving, canoeing and as a picnic spot. If you would like a run out to the Rabbit Islands, the best thing to do would be to ask at the Craggan Hotel in Melness. Someone is sure to be able to oblige!

Entertainment

The Craggan Hotel often has theme nights which are very popular. You will also find impromptu music sessions, Who wants to be a Millionaire Nights, and Quiz Nights! The food is excellent and to be recommended! Finally, "Hamish" the landlord is a mine of stories and local knowledge.

Melness Church of Scotland

Church in Melness by Tongue, Sutherland
Fig: Church in Melness by
Tongue, Sutherland

Services are on Sunday at 12.30pm. Visitors welcome.

Camping and Caravan Site

Talmine has a site which looks out over the sea. You will find the usual camping facilities.

Sub-Aqua Diving

Diving is very popular from this area. The Rabbit Islands and the wreck of the Ashbury are dived every year by the Thurso Sub Aqua Club and many other clubs also come up for the fine visibility and sea life to be seen. See Sutherland Diving

Ceilidh Dancing Classes

Learn how to Ceilidh Dance in a lovely informal atmosphere
Fig: Learn how to
Ceilidh Dance in a lovely
informal atmosphere

Learn how to Ceilidh Dance in a lovely informal atmosphere! You've probably seen the dances and wondered how to do them. Once a week - although not all year - Ceilidh Dancing Classes are held in the old school. Much fun is had by everyone who attends and visitors are very welcome. Classes are normally held on a Tuesday evening at 7.30pm.

Public Toilets

Public toilets are situated near the Post Office in Talmine.


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