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Tongue Memorials

During the 1980s, Cowper & Ross performed the mammoth task of inspecting all the older gravestones in Sutherland. Their work resulted in Sutherland Monumental Inscriptions pre 1855, edited by A. S. Cowper and I. Ross, 1989 ISBN 0901061 33 6, copyright The Scottish Genealogy Society.

In 2001 a family historian in New Zealand asked me to photograph her ancestors' memorial in Tongue. Since then, on my holiday visits, I have photographed and transcribed about seventy pre-1855 gravestones in the three burial grounds in Tongue Parish: St Andrew's Parish Church, Skerray Cemetery and Melness Cemetery. For the convenience of people who own the book, I use the C & R reference numbers by kind permission of The Scottish Genealogy Society,

For new digital photographs of most gravestones throughout Sutherland, visit Chris Stokes' wonderful COUNTY SUTHERLAND website.

Page last updated 06 March 2013