|Map showing Berriedale, Langwell and Badbea.|
Ed: Francis Groome (1892-6)
Living within close proximity to each other, the 18th and 19th century residents of Badbea and Berriedale were all well known to each other and often worked together in the thriving fishing industry.
The modern estate of Langwell was formerly known as Berriedale, and was possessed by two families of Sutherlands. Those of the first family, descended from John Begg, son of Nicolas, Earl of Sutherland, were styled "Sutherlands of Berriedale" and the other family, whose immediate progenitors were the Sutherlands of Forse, descended from Kenneth, a younger brother of John Begg, were known as the "Sutherlands of Langwell".
The attractive stony beach where the peaty Waters of Langwell and Berriedale flow into the crystal clear sea water. Source:www.geograph.org.uk Glen Breaden ND1222
Many graveyards in Northern Scotland overlook the sea or a loch.
This one at Berriedale cuts a square out of the free flowering gorse known as whins here.
Source:: www.geograph.org.nz Stuart Logan ND1222