Grantown-on-Spey East

Location type


Names and dates

Grantown [GNSR] (1863-1912)
Grantown-on-Spey [GNSR] (1912-1950)
Grantown-on-Spey East (1950-1965)

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.

Opened on the Strathspey Railway.


This was a two platform station to the south of the town of Grantown-on-Spey, and on the south bank of the Spey. The main station building was on the eastbound platform.

There was a goods yard at the west end, approached from the west and originally one platform, which later became the eastbound platform.

The signal box (1894) was located half way along the westbound platform by the footbridge.

The station closed to passengers in 1965. The line closed in 1968. The box survived until closure.

Following closure the footbridge and goods shed were demolished but the station building, which for a while was considered for relocation to Grantown-on-Spey West for the Strathspey Railway [Preserved], survived but slowly deteriorated.

The station building, actually the second on the site, was redeveloped in 2017 as the Highland Heritage and Cultural Centre.

Several railway cottages remain nearby.


Grantown East Highland Heritage and Cultural Centre



External links

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

Chronology Dates

01/07/1863Strathspey Railway
Line opened from Dufftown to Abernethy [Strathspey] via Strathspey Junction. Stations opened at: Strathspey Junction, Aberlour, Carron, Blacksboat, Ballindalloch, Advie [1st], Dalvey [2nd], Cromdale, Grantown-on-Spey East and Abernethy [Strathspey].

News items

12/06/2023New owners of former Grantown railway station turned tourism attraction being sought [Strathspey and Badenoch Herald]
12/01/2023End of the line for Grantown East [Strathspey and Badenoch Herald]


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: The North of Scotland v. 15 (Regional railway history series)

Forgotten Railways: Scotland

Old Grantown to Aviemore: Upper Strathspey

Speyside Railways: Exploring the Remains of the Great North of Scotland Railways and Its Environs

Strathspey Railway: Guide book