Sandwood bay and the rocky stack just of the cliffs called am buachaille, a 240-foot sea stack the colour of dried blood, that is separated from the shore by a deep channel. am buachaille is gaelic for the herdsman, a name bestowed, presumably, on account of the waves that break white around its foot like a frolicking flock of sheep.
more usually the preserve of seabirds, the stack is a skyscraper for skuas, but it does attract climbers from time to time. it was first climbed in 1967 by tom patey, ian clough and john cleare. [snippet of text from scotsman.com] #sandwoodbay #sutherland #ambuachaille #beach #sea #sunset #s_s_s