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Clashnessie (Scottish Gaelic: Clais an Easaidh) is a small crofting community on the North-West coast of Scotland; specifically in the Assynt area of Sutherland. The township (the old Scottish term for a crofting village) is scattered around the sandy beach of Clashnessie Bay and derives its name from the Gaelic clais an easaidh, meaning glen (clais) of the (an) waterfall (easaidh), referring to the waterfall at the head of the shallow glen in which most of the houses stand.
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
|Police Authority||Northern Scotland|
Clashnessie, Highland in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Clashnessie, hamlet and bay, 5½ miles NW. of Lochinver, NW. Assynt par., SW. Sutherlandshire.
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