'The drive from Dornoch to Bonar is one of the pleasantest in the county, the Ross-shire hills on the other side of the firth forming the distant background to a stretch of beautiful landscape, the like of which is not frequently met with. The road passes through the village of Clashmore, a little to the west of which we enter the parish of Creich, which extends for thirty-five miles to the westward along the left bank of the Kyle and River Oikell, and northward to within a quarter of a mile of the railway station at Lairg. The road proceeds by the shore of the firth to the village of Bonar.' (Tourists' Guide, 1883, Hew Morrison).

Photograph of an old croft on Tulloch taken by Hector Macrae, Bonar Bridge

Creich parish has the following burial grounds:

Creich burial ground, Bonar; Tutim burial ground; Achness in Glen Cassley burial ground; Invershin burial ground and Migdale Free Churchyard which only has one grave

All are available to view in the Burial Ground Section

See also:

Photographs of Creich - donated by our members
Schools - early education in Sutherland - scroll to bottom of page for links to Creich items
Families of Creich - currently being researched by our members and visitors to this site
Creich War Memorial
Maps of Creich
Place names of Creich

Photograph above of Bonar Bridge taken from an old postcard sent in by Phyllis Mackenzie


Click on "The Clearances" at foot of this and all pages to read poem by local man.

Sarah Horne has put together a marvellous set of booklets covering the people of Bonar Bridge. These are all available direct from the author and highly recommended for those researching Bonar people. EMAIL SARAH for price, postage, etc.

  • Moments from Memories, The People of Bonar Bridge
  • More Moments from Memories, The People of Bonar Bridge
  • From Past to Present, Pictures of Bonar Bridge
  • A Peek into the Past - the records of Bonar Bridge
  • A Further Peek into the Past, More Records of Bonar Bridge

Further information on Creich parish would be most welcome.


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