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Struy is located in Inverness area
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
Police Scottish
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Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
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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.


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]


  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,, Retrieved 26 March 2017
  8. ^ Welcome, Beauly Church, Retrieved 25 March 2017