Sutherland is a registration county, lieutenancy area and
former county of Scotland. It is now within the Highland council
area. In Gaelic the area is referred to according to its traditional
areas: Dłthaich Mhic Aoidh (or Dłthaich 'Ic Aoidh) (NW), Asainte (Assynt),
and Cataibh (East). However, Cataibh will often be used to refer to
the area as a whole.