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TITLE
Ardgay
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0654
PLACENAME
Ardgay
DISTRICT
Tain
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Kincardine
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32574
KEYWORDS
Ardgay
bonar bridge
duke of sutherland
Ardgay

Ardgay lies on the south west side of the Kyle of Sutherland looking across the latest of three road bridges that have crossed the Kyle to Bonar Bridge.

Ardgay owes its existence, indirectly, to the 3rd Duke of Sutherland. When the railway from Inverness to the far north was being build in the early 1860s the Duke's estates were so extensive he could exercise considerable control over the route followed.

He was keen to open up the western parts of his estate, so the main line followed the south side of the Kyle of Sutherland inland to Lairg. As a result, Bonar Bridge station had to be built on the far side of the Kyle from the village: and the settlement that grew around it became Ardgay.

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Ardgay

ROSS: Kincardine

1910s

Ardgay; bonar bridge; duke of sutherland

Highland Libraries

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Ardgay lies on the south west side of the Kyle of Sutherland looking across the latest of three road bridges that have crossed the Kyle to Bonar Bridge.<br /> <br /> Ardgay owes its existence, indirectly, to the 3rd Duke of Sutherland. When the railway from Inverness to the far north was being build in the early 1860s the Duke's estates were so extensive he could exercise considerable control over the route followed. <br /> <br /> He was keen to open up the western parts of his estate, so the main line followed the south side of the Kyle of Sutherland inland to Lairg. As a result, Bonar Bridge station had to be built on the far side of the Kyle from the village: and the settlement that grew around it became Ardgay.