Last but not least of our ten most beautiful towns in Scotland, is Bonar Bridge on the Kyle of Sutherland, an estuary fed by several rivers which in turn feeds into the Firth of Dornoch and thence to the North Sea. There is a long history of settlement here. Nearby Migdale was the location of a hoard of bronze age jewellery and other artefacts, unearthed in 1900. There are numerous hut circles, cairns and Pictish symbol stones here too. Originally called simply Bonar, the first bridge was begun in 1811, and opened in 1812 after ninety-nine people drowned when the ferry sank. The town then became an important crossing point. Since the opening of the Dornoch Firth bridge, it has reverted to a tranquil and picturesque village with a golf course and a warm Scottish welcome.