Struy

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Struy
Struy is located in Inverness area
Struy
Struy
Struy shown within the Inverness area
OS grid reference NH401403
Council area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Beauly
Postcode district IV4 7
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57°25′30″N 4°39′50″W / 57.42499°N 4.66397°W / 57.42499; -4.66397Coordinates: 57°25′30″N 4°39′50″W / 57.42499°N 4.66397°W / 57.42499; -4.66397

Struy (Scottish Gaelic: An t-Srùigh[1] or Scottish Gaelic: Sruidh[2]) is a small village at the end of Glen Strathfarrar, about 15 km south-west of Beauly in the Highland council area of Scotland.

Description[edit]

The confluence of the River Farrar and the River Glass is a short distance to the east of Struy, here the rivers join to become the River Beauly.[3] The River Farrar is crossed by Thomas Telford's five arch Struy Bridge a short distance to the north,[4] this carries the A831 road. A minor road crosses the Mauld Bridge, over the River Glass, to the south-east of Struy.

Nature reserve and buildings[edit]

Struy Church

Struy is the place to gain access to the nature reserve of Glen Strathfarrar and four Munros. The road is private and only a limited number of cars are allowed to access through the gate.[5]

Erchless Castle lies about than 1.5 km north-east of Struy. The turreted and crenelated building was built in about 1600 and modified in 1790 and 1895.[6] Nearby are the remains of an Iron-Age Dun which measures twelve metres by thirteen metres.[7]

Struy Church is one of three churches that make up Kilmorach and Erchless parish. The main church at Beauly has weekly services where the services in Struy happen every fortnight.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Iain Mac an Tàilleir (2003). "Placenames collected by Iain Mac an Tailleir" (PDF). Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 2011-01-29. 
  2. ^ Ainmean-àite na h-Alba
  3. ^ Gazetteer for Scotland (Information and maps), Retrieved 25 March 2017
  4. ^ Struy Bridge, Sabre Roads, Retrieved 25 March 2017
  5. ^ Strathfarrar - A finer glen by far, 10 December 2008, Strathspey Herald, Retrieved 26 March 2017
  6. ^ Erchless Castle, British Listed Buildings, Retrieved 26 March 2017
  7. ^ Erchless Castle,dun 650m WNW ofSM5004, historicenvironment.scot, Retrieved 26 March 2017
  8. ^ Welcome, Beauly Church, Retrieved 25 March 2017