Roybridge

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Coordinates: 56°53′28″N 4°50′28″W / 56.891°N 4.841°W / 56.891; -4.841

Roybridge
Scottish Gaelic: Drochaid Ruaidh
Roybridge is located in Lochaber
Roybridge
Roybridge
 Roybridge shown within the Lochaber area
OS grid reference NN269807
Council area Highland
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Roy Bridge
Postcode district PH31
Dialling code 01397
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Scottish Parliament Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber
List of places
UK
Scotland

Roybridge (Scottish Gaelic: Drochaid Ruaidh, "the bridge over the Roy")[1] is a small village, that lies at the confluence of the rivers River Roy and River Spean, located 3 miles east of Spean Bridge, in Kilmonivaig Parish, Inverness-shire, Scottish Highlands and is in the Highland administrative area.

Roybridge is on the A86 between Spean Bridge and Newtonmore and on the (former West Highland Railway) line served by trains passing between Crianlarich and Fort William.

Mary MacKillop[edit]

Mary MacKillop

Both of the parents of Australia's only recognised saint Mary MacKillop, lived in Roybridge, prior to emigrating to Australia.[2] MacKillop visited Roybridge in the 1870s where the local Catholic church, St Margaret's, now has a shrine to her.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Iain Mac an Tàilleir. "Placenames" (PDF). Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  2. ^ McLaughlin, Martin (18 October 2010). "Saintly daughter of Scotland honoured". The Scotsman (Edinburgh). Retrieved 24 October 2010.