Laid, Sutherland


Laid is a remote, linear crofting township (Scotland), township scattered along the A838 road on the western shore of the sea loch, Loch Eriboll in Sutherland in the northern Scottish Highlands.Setback for Laid crofters' grazing plan
''The Guardian'', 1999-10-24. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
Gittings B, Munro
The Gazetteer for Scotland, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh and The Royal Scottish Geographical Society. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
The township is close to the north coast of Scotland in the Scottish council area of Highland Council area, Highland around south of the village of Durness. The township of Portnancon is located northeast of Laid, along the A838 road. The township was first settled in 1832, being created to house residents of Eriboll who had been Highland Clearances, cleared from the eastern shore of Loch Erriboll.Loch Eriboll
Undiscovered Scotland. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
The population has always been low with a small number of crofts on the land. The primary school closed in 1955. The area was considered as a site for a proposed "superquarry" during the 1990s. The plan would have meant a Liechtenstein company, Vibel SA, develop the area for quarrying for aggregate use. The plans were dropped and Highland Council excluded the possibility of a major quarry in the area in its late 1990s structure plan, although plans for some mineral development continued.Highland estate to change hands
''The Herald (Glasgow), Herald Scotland'', 2000-03-27. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
Crofters want mineral rights loophole closed
''The Herald (Glasgow), Herald Scotland'', 2003-01-03. Retrieved 2015-09-29.


Populated places in Sutherland Parish of Durness {{Highland-geo-stub