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!
Fig: Rabbit Islands in
Melness and Talmine near
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!
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
Fig: Church in Melness by
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.
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
Fig: Learn how to
Ceilidh Dance in a lovely
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 are situated near the Post Office in Talmine.