Croy, Highland

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Croy is located in Inverness area
Croy shown within the Inverness area
Population 300 
OS grid reference NH796495
Council area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district IV2 5
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
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Coordinates: 57°31′16″N 4°00′40″W / 57.521175°N 4.011056°W / 57.521175; -4.011056

Croy (Gaelic: Crothaigh[1]) is a village between Inverness and Nairn, in the Highland council area in Scotland. The village looks over the Moray firth and is located a few miles from Inverness Airport.


Kilravock Castle, the seat of the Clan Rose is located one mile from the village, reached by car from Clephanton, or by foot along a track through the woods.

The site of the Battle of Culloden is located within the same parish. The local church was built in the 18th century.[2] An old manse is associated with the church. The village hall was built in 1907 with the aid of local funding.[3] The land where the hall stands was donated by the Kilravock estate.

Local community[edit]

The local area has expanded in recent years. Scotia Homes have completed a development of 40 homes on the outskirts of the village.[4] A larger development of approximately 200 homes has been proposed for construction in the coming decades[5] but this has worried the local community.[6]

The village contains a village hall and a church hall. The village shop closed down in May 2014. The nearest shop is now in Cawdor, three miles away. The village has a primary school in the catchment area of Culloden Academy. Nearby Cantraybridge College also provides rural vocational training for adults with learning disabilities.

Kilravock Castle pronounced 'Kil-rawk') dates from 1460. The castle and grounds are closed to the public, but you can visit the gardens by leaving a donation. There are no staff to enable visits or tours of the Castle.The Castle is no longer offering B&B accommodation although The Granary (bunkhouse accommodation) can be booked by young groups and Rose Hall can be booked for all kinds of events and holds up to 150 people.

Local bus services to Croy are run by Stagecoach in Inverness. There are no buses on a Sunday.

The old manse at Croy