Conon Bridge

(Conan, Cononbridge)

A village in Easter Ross, Highland Council Area, Conon Bridge lies at the western end of the Black Isle, 2 miles (3 km) south of Dingwall. The River Conon, which falls into the head of the Cromarty Firth here, was crossed by a five-arched bridge built in 1809 and in 1814 a new road from the south created a junction at which the village, originally called Conan, grew up. The village expanded in the 20th Century in association with the Cromarty Firth naval base and in modern times Conon Bridge is sustained by a fish freezing plant and as a commuter settlement with easy access to Inverness. The combined settlements of Conon Bridge and Maryburgh, with a population of 8,555, are often referred to as Cononbridge.

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