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TITLE
The Dornoch Firth from Struie
EXTERNAL ID
PC_HRS_STATIONS_001_1351
PLACENAME
The Mound
DISTRICT
Dornoch and Creich
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Dornoch
SOURCE
Highland Railway Society
ASSET ID
27973
KEYWORDS
Highland Railway Society
HRS
The Dornoch Firth from Struie

A view of The Dornoch Firth from Struie.

The Dornoch Firth is a firth on the east coast of Highland, in northern Scotland. It forms part of the boundary between Ross and Cromarty, to the south, and Sutherland, to the north.

Together with Loch Fleet it is a designated as a Special Protection Area (SPA) for wildlife conservation purposes. Additionally, together with Morrich More, it has the designation of Special Area of Conservation.

In 1991 the firth was bridged, the new Dornoch Bridge providing a shorter route on the A9 road between Inverness and Thurso; until then traffic had to go by way of Bonar Bridge at the head of the inlet.

A hill in Easter Ross, Struie Hill rises to 373m (1223 feet) to the south of the Dornoch Firth, 7 miles (11 km) northwest of Tain. The B9176 Struie Road from Alness to Bonar Bridge was a former drove road developed in 1810-15 by the Commission for Highland Roads and Bridges.

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The Dornoch Firth from Struie

SUTHERLAND: Dornoch

Highland Railway Society; HRS

Highland Railway Society

Highland Railway Society - Stations

A view of The Dornoch Firth from Struie.<br /> <br /> The Dornoch Firth is a firth on the east coast of Highland, in northern Scotland. It forms part of the boundary between Ross and Cromarty, to the south, and Sutherland, to the north.<br /> <br /> Together with Loch Fleet it is a designated as a Special Protection Area (SPA) for wildlife conservation purposes. Additionally, together with Morrich More, it has the designation of Special Area of Conservation.<br /> <br /> In 1991 the firth was bridged, the new Dornoch Bridge providing a shorter route on the A9 road between Inverness and Thurso; until then traffic had to go by way of Bonar Bridge at the head of the inlet.<br /> <br /> A hill in Easter Ross, Struie Hill rises to 373m (1223 feet) to the south of the Dornoch Firth, 7 miles (11 km) northwest of Tain. The B9176 Struie Road from Alness to Bonar Bridge was a former drove road developed in 1810-15 by the Commission for Highland Roads and Bridges.