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Ardgay is located in Sutherland
Location within the Sutherland area
Population500 est in 2015
OS grid referenceNH599904
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townARDGAY
Postcode districtIV24
Dialling code01863
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
57°52′52″N 4°21′46″W / 57.8811°N 4.36288°W / 57.8811; -4.36288Coordinates: 57°52′52″N 4°21′46″W / 57.8811°N 4.36288°W / 57.8811; -4.36288

Ardgay (Scottish Gaelic: Àird Gaoith[1] or Àird Ghaoithe)[2] ["high wind" - see below Further reading: MacGregor] is a small Scottish village on the south west shore of the Dornoch Firth, Sutherland and is 1 mile south from Bonar Bridge and lies at the entrance to Strathcarron, the valley of the River Carron and is at the mouth of the Kyle of Sutherland.

In the Highland Council area, Ardgay is in Ward 1, the North, West and Central Sutherland ward. The Ardgay & District Community Council[3] serves the area. Ardgay is also the postal town for the area covered by IV24, even although Bonar Bridge is a larger settlement and provides a post office for the local area.

Ardgay is served by Ardgay railway station.[4] The hamlet of Kincardine lies less than 1 mile south east along the A836 coast road. National Cycle Route 1[5][6] passes through Ardgay.


  1. ^ Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland
  2. ^ Scottish Gaelic Gàidhlig (Scottish Gaelic) Local Studies - Vol. 22: Cataibh an Ear & Gallaibh (East Sutherland & Caithness).
  3. ^ Ardgay & District Community Council
  4. ^ Ardgay railway station The station at Ardgay.
  5. ^ National Cycle Network Cycle Route 1.
  6. ^ NCN route 1 Sustrans Cycle Route 1.

Further reading[edit]

  • MacGregor, Alasdair Alpin The Goat Wife: Portrait of a Village. London: William Heinemann, 1939.
  • --do.--Revised and enlarged. London: Museum Press, 1951.
  • Stephen Copley, et al. The Kyle of Sutherland: a brief history. Kyle of Sutherland Heritage Society, 2015.

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