Rogart

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Rogart
St Callan's Church in Rogart - geograph.org.uk - 62330.jpg
St Callan's Church in Rogart
Rogart is located in Sutherland
Rogart
Rogart
Location within the Sutherland area
OS grid referenceNC745034
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townRogart
Postcode districtIV28
PoliceScottish
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UK Parliament
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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

Rogart (Scottish Gaelic: Raoghard, meaning "great enclosed field")[1] is a small 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 12 miles (2.4 km) 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 (14 km) 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.