Muirtown Basin

Location type

Sidings


Name and dates

Muirtown Basin (1877-1969)

Opened on the Muirtown Basin Branch (Highland Railway).

Opened on the Caledonian Canal.


Description

This was the south end of a short branch from Canal Junction [Inverness]. To the north the single line split into a siding serving the quayside and a line continuing to serve the Glen-Albyn Distillery and southern portion of the quayside. Both quaysides were on the east side of the canal, just north of the Muirtown swing bridge (a road bridge). The distillery was to the east.

The branch was originally planned to carry a passenger service interconnecting with steamers on the Caledonian Canal, but a station was never opened.

The quaysides remain in use today and there are carparks where the sidings were located.

Local

Merkinch Local Nature Reserve

Scottish Canals - Caledonian Canal

07/09/2019

Tags

Sidings canal distillery

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Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.