Roy's Bridge

Roy's Bridge, Bachnagairn
© Gazetteer for Scotland / Mr John Tait

Roy's Bridge, Bachnagairn

A wooden foot-bridge crossing the River South Esk at Bachnagairn at the head of Glen Clova in N Angus, Roy's Bridge was built in memory of Dundee climber and mountain-rescue leader Roy Tait, who fell to his death from the Black Spout Buttress on Lochnagar on the 16th August 1981. Replacing a dangerous and dilapidated structure, the bridge was constructed on the approach to this mountain, following fundraising by his family and friends, and opened in 1984 by his widow. It lies on the Balmoral Estate and royal approval had to be sought for its construction.

A commemorative plaque is located nearby.

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