Tongue and Melness

Untitled-5Untitled-4 The village of Tongue lies around twelve miles West of Bettyhill on the Kyle of Tongue at the junction of the A836 and the A838. Like Bettyhill, it has a remarkable range of facilities despite its small population.  Melness is eight miles further west on the other side of the Kyle of Tongue.  Like Bettyhill, these villages have a remarkable range of facilities despite their small population:

  • A Primary School with a Gaelic Medium Unit.
  • Two shops, one a Post Office, in Tongue itself and another shop, containing a Post Office, in Melness.
  • A Public Hall.
  • Two popular tourist hotels.
  • A number of B&B establishments.
  • A restaurant in Melness.
  • A branch of the Royal Bank.
  • A café and Craft Shop.
  • A modern Doctor’s surgery with daily clinics.
  • A Fire Station and retained fire unit.
  • A Care Home in Melness and a Day Centre in Tongue.