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Ardgay is located in Sutherland
Ardgay shown within the Sutherland area
Population 500 est in 2015
OS grid reference NH599904
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ARDGAY
Postcode district IV24
Dialling code 01863 766 or 760 (01863 755 for Craigs)
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
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Coordinates: 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 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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