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TITLE
Dornoch Firth from Struie Hill
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_3684
PLACENAME
Struie Hill
DISTRICT
Tain
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Kincardine
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Highland Libraries
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35520
KEYWORDS
firths
mountains
Dornoch Firth from Struie Hill

Postcard of Dornoch Firth from Struie Hill.

The Dornoch Firth is a firth on the east coast of Highland, in northern Scotland. It forms part of the boundary between Ross and Cromarty, to the south, and Sutherland, to the north.

Together with Loch Fleet it is a designated as a Special Protection Area (SPA) for wildlife conservation purposes. Additionally, together with Morrich More, it has the designation of Special Area of Conservation.

In 1991 the firth was bridged, the new Dornoch Bridge providing a shorter route on the A9 road between Inverness and Thurso; until then traffic had to go by way of Bonar Bridge at the head of the inlet.

A hill in Easter Ross, Struie Hill rises to 373m (1223 feet) to the south of the Dornoch Firth, 7 miles (11 km) northwest of Tain. The B9176 Struie Road from Alness to Bonar Bridge was a former drove road developed in 1810-15 by the Commission for Highland Roads and Bridges.

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Dornoch Firth from Struie Hill

ROSS: Kincardine

firths; mountains

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

Postcard of Dornoch Firth from Struie Hill.<br /> <br /> The Dornoch Firth is a firth on the east coast of Highland, in northern Scotland. It forms part of the boundary between Ross and Cromarty, to the south, and Sutherland, to the north.<br /> <br /> Together with Loch Fleet it is a designated as a Special Protection Area (SPA) for wildlife conservation purposes. Additionally, together with Morrich More, it has the designation of Special Area of Conservation.<br /> <br /> In 1991 the firth was bridged, the new Dornoch Bridge providing a shorter route on the A9 road between Inverness and Thurso; until then traffic had to go by way of Bonar Bridge at the head of the inlet.<br /> <br /> A hill in Easter Ross, Struie Hill rises to 373m (1223 feet) to the south of the Dornoch Firth, 7 miles (11 km) northwest of Tain. The B9176 Struie Road from Alness to Bonar Bridge was a former drove road developed in 1810-15 by the Commission for Highland Roads and Bridges.