Urquhart and Logie Wester

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The village of Conon Bridge is the largest village in the parish of Urquhart and Logie Wester

Urquhart and Logie Wester is a parish on the Black Isle in Ross-shire. A detached part of Nairnshire is to be found in the centre of the parish.


The ancient parishes of Urquhart and Logie were united in the 1660s to form one parish. The former, comprehending the eastern district, and the latter, the western district of the parish. On the east, it is bounded by the parish of Resolis, on the south and south-west, by the parishes of Knockbain and Killearnan, on the west, by the parish of Urray, on the north, the boundary is formed by the Cromarty Firth and the River Conan, which separate it from the parishes of Kiltearn, Dingwall, Fodderty, and part of Urray.

Logie Wester is so named to differentiate it from Logie Easter, also in Ross. Both Urquhart and Logie previously had their own parish churches, both of which are now in ruins.[1] However today there are several more modern churches in the parish of Urquhart and Logie Wester. The Battle of Logiebride took place in 1597.

The largest village within the parish is Conon Bridge. Other settlements within the parish include the village Easter Kinkell, the hamlet Bishop Kinkell and the small village Culbokie.


  1. Highland Historic Environment Record
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