Coldbackie

(Callbacaidh in Gaelic) is a crofting township in Sutherland, Scotland.


Coldbackie lies at the head of the Kyle of Tongue, two miles north east of Tongue. Coldbackie sits under the Watch Hill, looking north over a spectacular beach to the Rabbit Islands. It is one of a series of crofting townships, running from Tongue, through Coldbackie, StrathTongue, Dalharn, Blandy and Scullomie to the deserted township of Slettel that sit on the eastern fringes of the Kyle of Tongue.

 

Cnoc an Fhreiceadain is modest in height at 1008 feet, but offers dramatic Old Red Sandstone conglomorate cliffs, and impressive views along the North Coast of Scotland.