About the Region
The maps and images below illustrate where Sutherland is and what it looks like. You may also want to visit The Internet Guide to Scotland. It is a wonderful online resource, and their page "The Far North, Caithness and Sutherland", offers information, photographs and links for many of the towns in the region. Visit The Internet Guide to Scotland at http://www.scotland-info.co.uk/caithnes.htm.
These areas illustrate the Clans' sphere of influence about the time of King James VI.
Much of the northern region is wilderness. The scenery varies from panoramic mountain views and tiny islands to moorland and remote sandy beaches. There are dozens of ruined castles and ancient monuments, particularly in the east.
Most of Clan Sutherland's history revolves around east coast towns such as Golspie, Dornoch, Brora and Helmsdale.
Sutherland, on the northwest coast