Great North of Scotland Railway and Station Cottage
Did you know that a railway used to run between Craigellachie and Boat of Garten? This railway was opened in 1863 and one of the Stations was called Abernethy (later called Nethy Bridge Station), pictured here in 1962 and you can see our Station Cottage at the end of the platform. The railway was built by the Strathspey Railway which became part of the Great North of Scotland Railway (GNSR). Our very own Station Cottage was the ticket office and waiting room and was split in two, also being the station masters house. Many of the original features still remain including the three sided chimney which provided a double fireplace.
Part of this abandonded rail track now makes up part of the Speyside way (https://www.speysideway.org/) and the walk takes you past our Station Cottage on the way to Grantown-On-Spey. There are many miles of lovely old track to walk along all the way to the coast at Buckie if your feet are up to it! And you can follow in the tracks of these old trains, seen here arriving into Nethy Bridge Station.