This evening, my theme is the gem of a little town located on the north-east coast of Scotland called Dornoch. The name means ‘pebbly place’.
This evening, I am focusing on a stunning example of ecclesiastical architecture, namely Dornoch Cathedral in Sutherland, Scottish Highlands. Technically the building is no longer a Cathedral because, being part of the Presbyterian Church, there is no bishop. However, pre-Reformation (until 1560), the building was used for Roman Catholic worship and the name continues.
This morning, we departed our lodgings in Inverness and drove north on the A9 to the Black Isle (not an island). First we called in at the viewpoint of Chanonry Point where we spotted Bottle-Nosed Dolphins hunting for fish. Next to the attractive village of Cromarty at the northern tip of the ‘isle’. We briefly explored the pleasant village and availed of a refreshment stop.