Grand Tour of Scotland: Scrabster to Ullapool #174

Day 8: 18 August 2019 ~ Ard Neakie Lime Kilns

Ard Neakie Lime Kilns, Sutherland, Highlands of Scotland, Scotland
  • Location: Sutherland, Highlands of Scotland, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Date Taken: 2019-08-18
  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-200 mm F/3-5.6 IS
  • Exposure Program: Manual
  • Image Quality: JPEG
  • F-Stop: f/5.6
  • Exposure Time: 1/1250 sec
  • ISO Speed: ISO-400
  • Focal Length: 60 mm
  • Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
  • Handheld

“Ard Neakie is connected to the mainland only by a cord of sand linking it to the east shore of Loch Eriboll. It was once the site of an active limestone quarry and four lime kilns, built in 1840. The Reay estate produced large amounts of lime here, and transported it onto nearby ships. It was used as a neutralizing agent, when reclaiming peaty soils for cultivation. Loch Eriboll is the deepest sea loch in the United Kingdom, once used as an important naval anchorage. It was an important German U-boat surrender rendezvous point, in May 1945. At this time over thirty U-boats came into Loch Eriboll. The west side of the loch is formed from quartzite and the east from limestone.”

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