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TITLE
Ardgay from hill
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0656
PLACENAME
Ardgay
DISTRICT
Tain
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Kincardine
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32576
KEYWORDS
Ardgay
Ardgay from hill

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 from hill

ROSS: Kincardine

Ardgay

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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.