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Dalwhinnie Railway Station


(Dail Chuinnidh)

A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Dalwhinnie, a station on the Highland railway in Kingussie parish, Inverness-shire, on the Truim's left bank, 1 mile NE of the head of Loch Ericht, 13 miles SSW of Kingussie, and 58¾ NW of Perth. Here are a post and telegraph office and the Loch Ericht Hotel, successor to an inn, which, built by Government, was an important stage in the old coaching days, from its vicinity to the Pass of Drumochter. At Dalwhinnie, Cope held a council of war on 27 Aug. 1745, and two days later Prince Charles Edward was joined by Dr Cameron, bringing Cluny Macpherson; at Dalwhinnie inn, too, the Queen and Prince Consort, during their ` Third Great Expedition ' incognito, passed the night of 8 Oct. 1861, supping off two miserable starved Highland chickens, with only tea, and without any potatoes, and on the morrow receiving a visit from the present Cluny Macpherson (pp. 165,166, of the Queen's Journal, ed. 1877).

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