Meikle Ferry

Location type


Name and dates

Meikle Ferry (1864-1868)

Opened on the Inverness and Ross-shire Railway.


This was briefly the end of the line, until it was extended to Bonar Bridge (now Ardgay). It closed not long after the line was extended and the ferry route probably lost much traffic when the Sutherland Railway opened in 1868 extending the line to Golspie, after which the ferry was probably not on the preferred route north. The station building has remained, complete with its name marked on the building, since 1869.

The Dornoch Firth bridge crosses over the firth by the former station. This bridge has been designed so that a railway line could be laid over it in the future, reducing the railway mileage between Inverness and Thurso and Wick by a new short link between Meikle Ferry, Dornoch and The Mound.

It became the Dornoch Bridge Inn.


Station Terminus

External links

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


01/06/1864Inverness and Ross-shire Railway
Invergordon to Meikle Ferry opened.
01/10/1864Inverness and Ross-shire Railway
Meikle Ferry to Bonar Bridge opened.
  /  /1869Inverness and Ross-shire Railway
Meikle Ferry station closed.


Highland Railway (Railway History)

Highland Railway (The David & Charles series)

Highland Railway Album

Highland Railway: People and Places - From the Inverness and Nairn Railway to Scotrail

Highland Survivor

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: Highland Railway