Inverness, Nairn & Badenoch & Strathspey Schools' Cultural Co-ordinators
Sluggan Bridge, by Carrbridge Primary
Pupils visited Sluggan Bridge with Heritage Officer Andrew Ferguson and artist John McNaught.
Sluggan Bridge, near Carrbridge, was a key river crossing point for General Wade's military road. This beautiful single span bridge was constructed in the 1830s following the destruction of the previous bridge in a great flood of 1829. The bridge, which has recently been extensively renovated, is equally important today as a key link as part of the Sustrans National Cycle Route.
The reflection of Sluggan Bridge in this image is from an old 1900s photograph and the improvements to the bridge today can be seen. During the renovation the bridge was pinned and the pupils have used an image of one of these pins for the central feature in their picture. A drawing of the bridge by one of the pupils has also been incorporated. In addition the pupils have included a variety of natural material found during their visit, including foliage, stones, lichen and even a bird's head.