"Sutherland, maritime co. in the extreme N. of Scotland; is bounded
W. and N. by the Atlantic Ocean, E. by Caithness and the Moray Firth,
and S. by the Dornoch Firth and Ross and Cromarty; greatest length, NW.
and SE., 63 miles; greatest breadth, NE. and SW., 60 miles; area, 1,297,846
ac., pop. 23,370. The N. and NW. coasts are bold and rocky, some of the
cliff scenery being remarkably grand, but along the Moray Firth the ground
is generally low and sandy."
from John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British
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