Location type


Name and dates

Culrain (1870-)

Station code: CUA National Rail ScotRail
Where: Highland, Scotland
Opened on the Sutherland Railway.
Open on the Far North Line.


This is a single platform station with a small shelter south of the Oykel Viaduct. It is in an area of scattered houses, farmland and low population. Culrain Mains is to the immediate west. The Kyle of Sutherland, and the lower River Oykel, are to the east.

It was originally a single platform station with a goods yard on the west side, approached from the north.

A passing loop and second platform, the southbound, were added in 1902 along with a new signal box to increase capacity. The box was at the north end, west side. The main station building was on the northbound, original, platform and each platform had a waiting room.

The southbound platform, box and loop closed in 1962. Goods closed in 1964.

The loading bank remains, much overgrown.

A railway cottage, now a private house, remains on the west side of the station.

It is possible to walk from Culrain north to Invershin station, around 1/3 of a mile away, there is a footway strapped to the side of the Oykel Viaduct.

Carbisdale Castle is half a mile to the north of the station.



External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67

Chronology Dates

  /  /1871Sutherland Railway
Culrain opened.

News items

19/12/2022Further request-stop kiosks added on Far North Line [Network Rail]
28/12/2021Waving good-bye to hand-signal stops on Far North Line [Network Rail]
28/12/2021Wave goodbye to quirky hand signal stops across Scottish Highland stations [Scotsman]


Highland Survivor