Port Vasco, by Tongue

The end of the road. Port Vasco is a natural harbour, set in amongst the wonderfully wild Sutherland landscape. In the 19th century it was once a very busy harbour in the export of high quality stone and slate.

Port Vasco is near Kyle of Tongue, Sutherland, Scotland; where there is some late spring squill, sky-blue against the grey rock and sea. It is etymologised into G. port an fhasgaidh, port of shelter. Views westwards towards Eilean Iosal and Roan Island are splendid and Beinn Thutaig beyond Strath Melness shelters this hamlet.

The area is breathtaking, with fabulous hilly walks. Sitting on the rocky cliffs, looking out to sea on a fine day, is such a good feeling. The clean sandy blonde beach of Kyle of Tongue is only minutes away, and is complete with an old shipwreck that has given rise to many a game of pirates.

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