GATEWAYS

Crask

Set in the remote Sutherland landscape on the lonely single-track road between Lairg and Tongue,

 

Coming north on the A836 from Lairg south of Altnaharra Mackay Country is encountered just north of the Crask Inn at the start of Strath Vagastie.

 

“The Crask is possibly unsurpassed in Britain for a combination of large, open sky and absence of light pollution.”

 

Eight miles (13 km) south from Altnaharra is Crask, a settlement in Strath Tirry, with the Crask Inn that lies on the north side of the Srath a’ Chraisg burn.

 

This is one of the southern gateways of the twenty first century to Mackay Country.