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TITLE
Carron River, Ardgay
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0657
PLACENAME
Ardgay
DISTRICT
Tain
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Kincardine
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32577
KEYWORDS
carron river
Ardgay
Carron River, Ardgay

River Carron is a river in Wester Ross, in the Highlands of Scotland. The river rises in Ledgowan Forest. It gathers its head-streams through Carron Bog, then enters Loch Scaven and flows out from there.

Fly-fishing on the River CarronFrom Achnashellach the river meanders 19 kilometres (12 mi) southwest through the broad strath of Glen Carron and expands at one part into Loch Doule (or Doughaill). About 4 km (2 mi) further southwest, it enters the Inner Sound at the head of Loch Carron near Achintee.

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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Carron River, Ardgay

ROSS: Kincardine

1910s

carron river; Ardgay

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River Carron is a river in Wester Ross, in the Highlands of Scotland. The river rises in Ledgowan Forest. It gathers its head-streams through Carron Bog, then enters Loch Scaven and flows out from there.<br /> <br /> Fly-fishing on the River CarronFrom Achnashellach the river meanders 19 kilometres (12 mi) southwest through the broad strath of Glen Carron and expands at one part into Loch Doule (or Doughaill). About 4 km (2 mi) further southwest, it enters the Inner Sound at the head of Loch Carron near Achintee.<br /> <br /> 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.