Dominating the skyline above the village of Golspie (and visible from many parts of east Sutherland) is the 100 foot tall statue on top of Ben Bhraggie. Erected in 1837 it is of George Granville Leveson-Gower, Marquess of Stafford and first Duke of Sutherland who became notorious through the part he played in the Highland clearances. The Duke of Sutherland's factor, Patrick Sellar, and his men carried out some of the most violent evictions, destroying homes and possessions to get his tenants out. Even today there is pressure to have the statue removed or blown up.Strathnaver Museum:
Strathnaver was the scene of some of the most brutal acts of the Highland Clearances, In fact it was from the very pulpit which dominates the centre of the Museum that the Rev. David Mackenzie was obliged to read out eviction notices to his congregation.