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TITLE
Looking up the Spey, Boat of Garten
EXTERNAL ID
PC_JMACGILLIVRAY_001C
PLACENAME
Boat of Garten
DISTRICT
Badenoch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Duthil and Rothiemurchus
SOURCE
J MacGillivray
ASSET ID
28837
KEYWORDS
rivers
lochs
villages
towns
Looking up the Spey, Boat of Garten

A postcard of the River Spey seen from Boat of Garten, a village located 9.5 km northeast of Aviemore.

There was a settlement here in the 17th century known as Gart, but it wasn't until the opening of the railway station in 1863 that the village properly developed. The railway station was named 'Boat of Garten' after the chain-operated ferry that ran across the River Spey at Gartenmore. The ferry was replaced by a bridge in 1899, but the name 'Boat of Garten' remained.

Boat of Garten railway station closed to passengers in 1965, but since 1978 the station building and the line have been used by the Strathspey Railway Company, which operates a steam train between Aviemore and Broomhill, via Boat of Garten

Loch Garten, which is home to an Osprey viewing centre, lies to the east of Boat of Garten.

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Looking up the Spey, Boat of Garten

INVERNESS: Duthil and Rothiemurchus

rivers; lochs; villages; towns

J MacGillivray

A postcard of the River Spey seen from Boat of Garten, a village located 9.5 km northeast of Aviemore. <br /> <br /> There was a settlement here in the 17th century known as Gart, but it wasn't until the opening of the railway station in 1863 that the village properly developed. The railway station was named 'Boat of Garten' after the chain-operated ferry that ran across the River Spey at Gartenmore. The ferry was replaced by a bridge in 1899, but the name 'Boat of Garten' remained.<br /> <br /> Boat of Garten railway station closed to passengers in 1965, but since 1978 the station building and the line have been used by the Strathspey Railway Company, which operates a steam train between Aviemore and Broomhill, via Boat of Garten<br /> <br /> Loch Garten, which is home to an Osprey viewing centre, lies to the east of Boat of Garten.