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Gaelic: Àird Gaoith
Scots: Airdgay
Grid reference: NH599904
Location: 57°52’52"N, 4°21’46"W
Population: 500  (2015, est.)
Post town: Ardgay
Postcode: IV24
Dialling code: 01863
Local Government
Council: Highland
Caithness, Sutherland
and Easter Ross

Ardgay is a small village in northern Ross-shire on the south-west shore of the Dornoch Firth. It lies a mile south from Bonar Bridge at the entrance to Strathcarron, the valley of the River Carron and is at the mouth of the Kyle of Sutherland.

Ardgay is served by Ardgay railway station on the Far North line between Inverness and Wick. The hamlet of Kincardine lies less than a mile south-east along the A836 coast road. National Cycle Route 1[1][2] passes through Ardgay.


  1. National Cycle Network Cycle Route 1.
  2. NCN route 1 Sustrans Cycle Route 1.

Further reading

  • MacGregor, Alasdair Alpin The Goat Wife: Portrait of a Village. London: William Heinemann, 1939.
  • Stephen Copley, et al. The Kyle of Sutherland: a brief history. Kyle of Sutherland Heritage Society, 2015.

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