Culbokie

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Culbokie (An Cùil Bhàicidh in Gaelic) is a small village in Ross and Cromarty, Highland, Scotland, located on the north side of the Black Isle. The village is 3.5 miles north-east of Dingwall and about 12 miles north of Inverness. There is one school, a shop/post office, a public house (the Culbokie Inn) and Findon Hall. According to the census of 2001, the population was 866.

Culbokie has a thriving range of community and youth groups, including Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Cubs, Badminton, Playgroup and a Senior Citizens club. Once a month in Findon Hall there is a community market where a wide variety of local produce and crafts can be bought.

It is known for its spectacular scenery and its old world ambience including an authentic water pump from the early 19th century. The village looks onto the munro Ben Wyvis, which majestically towers over the town Dingwall.

The village is a popular commuter location for people who work in Inverness.

The new Culbokie Primary School opened at Easter 2007; secondary pupils go to Fortrose Academy or Dingwall Academy.

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Coordinates: 57°36′N 4°20′W / 57.600°N 4.333°W / 57.600; -4.333