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Clachtoll is located in Sutherland
OS grid reference NC039269
Council area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Lairg
Postcode district IV27 4
Police Northern
Fire Highlands and Islands
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
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58°11′17″N 5°20′15″W / 58.18805°N 5.33739°W / 58.18805; -5.33739

Clachtoll (Scottish Gaelic: Clach Toll) is a coastal fishing and crofting village, situated on the Bay of Clachtoll, on the north western edge of Scotland, in the ancient parish of Assynt. It is in the postal district of Lairg, Sutherland, Scottish Highlands (a larger village some fifty miles inland) and lies in the County of Sutherland and in the Scottish council area of Highland.

Its name derives from the Gaelic and refers to the very large broken rock, the remains of a natural arch. (Gaelic: "clach" is "rock" and "toll" means "hole", "cavity" etc.) on the headland nearby.

A large Iron Age broch, a tall double walled tower 14 m high has recently been excavated down by the sea shore. The excavations revealed that it was probably built around 400 BC, but was burnt down in around AD 50.

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