....Local History             

Kincraig - 'at the head of the crag'

 

Kincraig was originally called Boat of Insh.   Before the bridge was built, you crossed the Spey by ferry, at the north end of Loch Insh.

Years ago, the loch was renowned for large catches of salmon and pike, where 60 salmon were recorded as being taken out of the loch at one time.

To the east of the A9 is Tor Alvie.  At the summit stands the Waterloo Monument.  Erected  by the Marquis of Huntly in 1815 in memory of the soldiers of the Gordon Highlanders and the Royal Regiment who fell at the Battle of Waterloo in June, 1815.  There is also a monument to George V, and the last Duke of Gordon, who died in 1836.

 

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Picts

Alvie Church

Farming

Wolf of Badenoch

Insh Church

Steam Railway

Ruthven Barracks

A Highland Wedding in 1871

A History of The Old School