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The Helmsdale River 2015

By courtesy of Helmsdale River board. Strath Ullie Crafts and Visitor Informations entry 19th November, 2015 The Helmsdale River will be open as last year for one weeks free fishing for all who wish to participate, from Monday 12thJanuary 2015 untill Saturday 17th January 2015. As usual permits for this event will be available from Helmsdale Tackle Shop on Dunrobin Street where friendly and helpfull advice can be sought on the most effective tackle and spring flies for use at this time of year. also Strath Ullie Crafts & Visitor Information, beside the car park down at the Harbour, where help for visitors on all other information needed to enhance the stay is available. No restriction will be made on numbers of rods and no requirement will be needed to reserve tickets as the entire river will be accessable for fishing, but anglers are asked not to commence fishing before the end of the opening ceremony which starts at 10.00am. Monday 12th. January. All other rules apply [see permit regulations], and must be strictly adhered to. Anglers are asked to operate a catch and release policy this year to conserve fish stocks which are showing a decline on previous years. The air temperatures for the time of year have consistently been warm and mild with moderate amounts of rain keeping the river running in good fishable order. Hopefully this will continue into January for the benefit of opening week anglers and their families and friends. We have enjoyed more visitors this year than usual due to this prolonged warm mild spell and can thoroughly recommend a mid winters break for all the family surrounding this event. Timespan are proposing staging evening entertainment for this time so keep an eye on Timespans and Helmsdale.org's websites for further information. A warm welcome to everyone interested in a visit for the above. Lorna Smith --- Strath Ullie Crafts & Visitor Information Read more...

Official Opening, Open Afternoon at Station House Helmsdale

Official Opening, Open Afternoon and Anniversary Celebration at Station House Helmsdale Saturday July 19th 2014   Read more...

Three Year After Evaluation Report - A9 Helmsdale HCC

On behalf of Transport Scotland, CH2M HILL are currently evaluating the A9 Helmsdale scheme i.e. to provide an indication (as far as is practicable) that the scheme is operating as planned and is on-track to achieve its objectives. As part of this evaluation, we are seeking the views of the Helmsdale Community on the impact of the scheme, to inform our report. Read more...

Helmsdale history...

Find out more about the history of Helmsdale and the surrounding area. Read the origins of the name ‘Helmsdale’, the norse battles, the highland clearances and more. Read more...

Fishing in Helmsdale...

There are plenty of opportunities for great fishing to be had in Helmsdale. You can also find out about the river conditions by checking in on our regularly updated Fishing report. Salmon and Sea Trout are regular catches in the various parts of Helmsdale river. Find out more in our Fishing Information section...

Recent comments...

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I have booked to stay in Helmsdale in April 2015 as I am researching my mothers Sutherland relatives that came from up there. Her father was born in Kildonnan and a lot of her relatives lived in Helmsdale I am led to believe that Mary Ann Innes (don't know married name yet) and her husband ran the shop and post office there must have been around 1920 or so. If there are anyone there who knows this family or is a relative, I would love to hear from them her father was James Innes and her mother was Ann Sutherland, Ann's father was Hugh Sutherland and mother Ann (Helen) Mckay. I know Hugh was born in Fearn.

The reason I am coming to Scotland is to attend a cousins day with my Fathers side of Sutherland that come from the isle of Skye. Having Sutherland on both sides is quite confusing when tracing them.

Would love to hear from anyone with any information and if any still alive love to make their acquaintance.

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