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Daviot


Highland

Daviot Parish Church
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

Daviot Parish Church

A location with a church and school in Strath Nairn, Highland Council Area, Daviot lies near the A9 road and the River Nairn, 5 miles (8 km) southeast of Inverness. An ancient hill fort here was replaced by a 15th-century keep that was in turn replaced by Daviot House. The settlement developed in association with its mill and in the 1890s a station nearby was temporarily the northern terminus of the Highland Railway's main line from Aviemore to Inverness. A quarry nearby provided material for the building of the A9 road.

Novelist Alistair MacLean (1922-87) was brought up in the Manse at Daviot, his father having served as the parish minister.


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