Strathy facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Strathy
Jayne 1.jpg
Strathy
Strathy shown within the Sutherland area
OS grid reference NC841650
Civil parish
  • Farr
Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Sutherland
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town THURSO
Postcode district KW14
Dialling code 01641
Police Northern
Fire Highlands and Islands
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
  • Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Scottish Parliament
  • Caithness, Sutherland and Ross
List of places
UK
Scotland
Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.

Strathy (from the gd: Srathaidh meaning "place of the strath") is a scattered community in Sutherland in the Scottish Highlands.

Strathy is on the north coast of Scotland, on the A836 road some twenty miles west of Thurso. The village itself includes at least three distinct areas:

  • Strathy East (on the right-hand side when passing through the village in the direction of Bettyhill, accessed by two roads leading towards Strathy Beach),
  • Strathy West (immediately to the south of Strathy East)
  • Strathy Point.

These generally enclose the rest of the village, mainly comprising Steven Terrace. If welcoming signposts are taken to represent the limits of the village, Strathy is contained in these areas. However, some would say that Strathy also takes in the settlement of Baligill to the east, and also Brawl, Aultiphurst and Laidnagullin to the west, essentially the entire community found between the Baligill Burn and the Armadale 'Big' Burn.

Climate

Climate data for Strathy East 1981-2010
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6.2
(43.2)
6.6
(43.9)
8.0
(46.4)
10.2
(50.4)
12.7
(54.9)
14.6
(58.3)
16.6
(61.9)
16.6
(61.9)
14.6
(58.3)
11.6
(52.9)
8.5
(47.3)
6.6
(43.9)
11.07
(51.92)
Average low °C (°F) 0.8
(33.4)
0.8
(33.4)
1.7
(35.1)
3.2
(37.8)
5.2
(41.4)
8.1
(46.6)
10.1
(50.2)
10.2
(50.4)
8.2
(46.8)
5.8
(42.4)
3.2
(37.8)
1.1
(34)
4.87
(40.76)
Precipitation mm (inches) 100.4
(3.953)
79.4
(3.126)
82.3
(3.24)
58.0
(2.283)
55.3
(2.177)
63.7
(2.508)
70.5
(2.776)
76.3
(3.004)
96.8
(3.811)
104.0
(4.094)
115.5
(4.547)
100.4
(3.953)
1,002.6
(39.472)
Avg. rainy days 18.6 15.9 16.2 12.8 12.0 12.6 13.7 15.1 15.5 17.6 18.5 17.6 186.1
Sunshine hours 36.6 67.9 96.4 145.3 196.3 157.3 140.9 135.2 114.1 76.2 45.7 28.7 1,240.6
Source: Met Office
Strathy Point Lighthouse
Strathy Point Lighthouse - geograph.org.uk - 931607.jpg
Strathy Point Lighthouse in July 2007

Scotland

Location Strathy Point
Highland
Scotland
United Kingdom
Coordinates Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found.
Year first constructed 1958
Automated 1997
Deactivated 2012
Construction masonry tower
Tower shape square parallelepiped tower on the top of the keeper’s house
Markings / pattern white tower, black lantern, ochre trim
Height 14 metres (46 ft)
Focal height 45 metres (148 ft)
Range 26 nautical miles (48 km; 30 mi)
Characteristic Fl W 20s.
Admiralty number A3590
NGA number 3048
ARLHS number SCO-227

Strathy Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.