Meigle [2nd]

Location type


Names and dates

Fullarton (1861-1876)
Meigle [2nd] (1876-1892)

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

Opened on the Alyth Railway.


This was a single platform station to the south of the level crossing just outside Meigle, to its east, and west of nearby Fullarton.

The platform was later re-located to the north of the level crossing, possibly in 1876 when the name changed and a siding was installed, or in 1892 when a signal box opened here. The former station became the goods yard to the new station. The siding was laid on the west side, which was approached from the north and given a second connection from the north after the box opened. By 1909 the siding had been turned into a goods loop, loading bank removed and another siding installed.

The line closed to passengers in 1951 and altogether in 1965.

The original station building, in stone, still stands on the south side of the former level crossing, on the east side of the former line. Railway fencing also survives.

The station was roughly half way between Meigle and Fullarton, closer to Meigle. Despite being closer to Meigle than Meigle [1st] it remained named Fullarton until 1876, two years after the Caledonian Railway came into ownership of both stations. Meigle [1st] became Alyth Junction.



External links

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

Nearby stations
Meigle [3rd]
Alyth Junction
Meigle Upper Junction
Newtyle [2nd]
Newtyle [1st]
Washington [N and CAR]
Leason Hill
Pitcrocknie Platform
Coupar Angus
Auchterhouse [1st]
Meigle Burn Bridge
Dean Water Bridge [Cardean]
Isla Viaduct [Cardean]
Nethermill Junction
Drumkilbo Siding
Newtyle Incline
Ardler Junction
Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum
Meigle House
Belmont Castle
Cardean [House]
Drumkilbo House
Kinloch House
Camno Crossing
Nevay Church
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.

Belmont Castle

To the south is Belmont Castle, once the home of James Key Caird, jute baron and mathematician. His name was given to the whaleboat James Caird, famous for the Voyage of the James Caird which led to the rescue of the members of Ernest Shackleton's Endurance expedition.