Durness Parish Image Archive

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Durness Parish Image Archive

Project not yet launched. Prototying and discovery phase.
version 0.1 - January 2021


This WikiTree Space hosts photographs and other images of historic Durness Parish, Sutherland, Scotland. Each image in this archive includes the online address of the original image and the intellecual property copyright that allows use of the image in WikiTree biographies. The images were downloaded from various locations that host open access intellectual property, such as:

  1. The Geograph Britain and Ireland project
  2. Flickr Creative Commons images, limited to specific narrowly-public-domain licenses
  3. other open archive sties to be added

The goal of this archive is to provide WikiTree genealogists with access to useful images of Durness Parish that will not subject WikiTree to intellectual property takedown requests from an image owner.

Image Index

  1. Dun Dornaigil Broch
  2. Kearvaig Bothy
  3. Kyle of Durness from Cape Wrath Road
  4. goal of about 32 images before formal public launch of the project

Image Archive

Prototype Phase. - These initial examples are currently linked from WikiTree biographies. The next step is to move these images to this archive, then to back link to the images archived in this space from individual WikiTree biographies that display the images.

Dun Dornaigil Broch

FIG. 1 - Photograph of Dun Dornaigil Broch on the eastern bank of the Strathmore River, a few miles upstream from Loch Hope. The broch is a collapsed iron age drystone hollow walled structure similar to more than a hundred other sites located primarily in northern Scotland. Brochs are dated roughly to the first centuries BC and AD. The Durness Parish Registry between 1764 and 1814 listed Dalnaheru in 9 baptisms and 2 marriages. One baptism described the location as "Dalnaheru at Dornaldillas Tower" which was a prior local name for Dun Dornaigil Broch. Photograph taken 09 April 2015 by Andrew Tryon, and published by the Geograph Britain and Ireland project.

Kearvaig Bothy

This modern day bothy is located about three miles east of Cape Wrath in a meadow where the Kearvaig River flows into the Atlantic Ocean on the north coast of Scotland. In the 1700s and 1800s this remote meadow was commonly inhabited by shepherds or herdmen and their families, and at that time the river was called the Cerruac. Photograph of the Kearvaig Bothy taken 7 July 2012 by Jakub Solovsky, copyright for public use under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 License (CC-BY-2.0). [1]

Kyle of Durness from Cape Wrath Road

FIG. 1 - Modern view of the Kyle of Durness from the Cape Wrath Road. The pastures of Achiemore are in the foreground. Beinn Ceannabaine and Meall Meadhonach are in the distance. UK Geograph photo by Anne Burgess, 24 May 2008.

Research Notes

checklist of tasks to build towards the inital release of this archive

  1. move original images to this space from their current locations at individual biography pages
  2. formalize source citations embedded in image captions
  3. link images to relevant listings at CANMORE, HES, NRS, and similar sites


  1. Kearvaig Bothy, 7 July 2012, photograph by Jakub Solovsky, copyright for public use under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 License (CC-BY-2.0), https://www.flickr.com/photos/jakubsolovsky/9308650678, accessed 26 december 2020.

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Kearvaig Bothy
Kearvaig Bothy

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