Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Our Golspie Pages

The Parish of Golspie

'Golspie is a neat little town, with its churches, school, hotels, banks, law offices, and several comfortable dwellings . . . Wood and flowing stream, hollow glen and rugged mountain combine to give good effect to the scene. A walk up the burn side or Glen of Dunrobin, is most enjoyable. Several rustic bridges cross the narrow gorge through which the burn flows, by means of which the tourist reaches an exquisite little cascade at the head of the glen. Ben Bhraggie on the left is over 1200 feet high and has on its summit, a colossal stature of the late Duke of Sutherland'.
(Tourists' guide, 1883, Hew Morrison
Welcome to our Golspie pages. There is a considerable amount of information here to help in your Family History researching.  I also hope these pages will encourage you to visit Golspie, one of my favourite places.

To view everything here on Golspie use the LABELS on right.  For items relating to all Sutherland parishes i.e. War Memorials, etc. use the links in MORE SUTHERLAND. All other parishes in Sutherland have their own area, links on right.  I have also added a Google map to the right.  Click on it to make it large and you can zoom in and out around the whole area.

Burial Grounds:

There are two burial grounds in Golspie:
St Andrew's churchyard, the oldest stones and Golspie new section which is an extension of the churchyard built up the hill but nowadays with a separate entrance. Both have been photographed and transcribed and are now available to view in our Burial Ground section - it is interesting to see how many people from Clyne, Rogart and Dornoch are buried here. 
See also:
MORE SUTHERLAND on right with links to more information which relates to Golspie i.e. Education, War Memorials, etc.

Golspie photograph albums - people & places plus even more HERE
Recommended Reading
Birth of a Village, nineteenth century Golspie, by Margaret Wilson Grant, B.Sc., published by The Northern Times, Golspie, ISBN 0 9501718 9 1 - fascinating little booklet, names many people especially the shop keepers in Main Street - highly recommended to those who are researching in Golspie
Golspie's Story, Margaret Wilson Grant B.Sc. published by The Northern Times, Golspie, ISBN 1 873610 01 7 - widely available in the Highlands - an absolute must have for those researching in Golspie - contains many lists of residents, church-seat holders, etc.
The Duke of Sutherland’s Memoirs, contains a full list of all those who made a contribution to the Duke's statue in 1834
Ministers & Men of the North - can be read on the internet

updated 13/03/2016