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TITLE
5 Views of Boat of Garten
EXTERNAL ID
PC_JMACGILLIVRAY_003
PLACENAME
Boat of Garten
DISTRICT
Badenoch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Duthil and Rothiemurchus
DATE OF IMAGE
20 March 1905
PERIOD
1900s
SOURCE
J MacGillivray
ASSET ID
28839
KEYWORDS
sport
leisure
pastime
5 Views of Boat of Garten

A postcard dated 1906 and addressed to Mrs Grant of Scotia Street, Glasgow, from 'Katie', which shows five views of the village of Boat of Garten. The scenes on the postcard include: a view of the village, Milton Loch, the Spey Bridge at Boat of Garten, the River Spey and the local golf course. Katie writes, 'At Grantown today. Fearful rain, got soaked. Nothing but rain since we came, got your letter, hope you will have a dry weekend.'

Boat of Garten is 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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5 Views of Boat of Garten

INVERNESS: Duthil and Rothiemurchus

1900s

sport; leisure; pastime

J MacGillivray

A postcard dated 1906 and addressed to Mrs Grant of Scotia Street, Glasgow, from 'Katie', which shows five views of the village of Boat of Garten. The scenes on the postcard include: a view of the village, Milton Loch, the Spey Bridge at Boat of Garten, the River Spey and the local golf course. Katie writes, 'At Grantown today. Fearful rain, got soaked. Nothing but rain since we came, got your letter, hope you will have a dry weekend.'<br /> <br /> Boat of Garten is 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.<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.