Rogart

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Rogart
Rogart is located in Sutherland
Rogart
Rogart
Rogart shown within the Sutherland area
OS grid reference NC745034
Council area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Rogart
Postcode district IV28
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
List of places
UK
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58°00′10″N 4°07′27″W / 58.00264°N 4.12408°W / 58.00264; -4.12408Coordinates: 58°00′10″N 4°07′27″W / 58.00264°N 4.12408°W / 58.00264; -4.12408
For the village in South Wales, see Rogiet.

Rogart (Scottish Gaelic: Raoghard, meaning "great enclosed field")[1] is a village in Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. The village was the home of Major Andrew MacDonald who fought in the French and Indian War.[2]

Andrew MacDonald (1721 - 1812)

It was originally a scattered crofting village, until the opening of the Rogart railway station at Pittentrail 1.5 miles to the southeast. A newer industrial village grew after the arrival of the railway in 1886, with the older village remaining.[3]

The village of Golspie is 9 miles east of Rogart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gaelic and Norse in the Landscape: Placenames in Caithness and Sutherland. Scottish National Heritage.
  2. ^ Annals, North British Society
  3. ^ "Rogart". Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 15 December 2014.