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Name and dates

Plockton (1897-)

Station code: PLK National Rail ScotRail
Where: Highland, Scotland
Opened on the Kyle of Lochalsh Extension (Highland Railway).
Open on the Kyle Line.


This is a single platform station with a fine example of a single storey timber Highland Railway station building. The station is south of Plockton Village, famed for its palm trees, which is largely to the north east on the shore of Loch Carron.

Land was taken here to allow a second platform and passing loop, neither of which were installed.

There was a goods yard to the west which was on the north side of the line and accessed from the east. The goods shed was at the west end of the passenger platform.

The station building is now self catering accommodation Off the rails Plockton .

Nearby is a bunkhouse in the style of a signal box. Plockton Station Bunkhouse

The station has been adopted by the nearby Plockton High School.

To the north of Plockton in Loch Carron is Cat Islands Lighthouse, one of several provisions made by the Highland Railway to make the route to Strome Ferry Pier safe for shipping when this was the terminus of the line from [[Dingwall].



External links

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


Gaelic name: Am Ploc

Chronology Dates

02/11/1897Kyle of Lochalsh Extension (Highland Railway)
Line opened from Stromeferry to new terminus and pier at Kyle of Lochalsh. Stations at; Plockton, Duirinish and Kyle of Lochalsh.
07/09/1964Kyle of Lochalsh Extension (Highland Railway)
Plockton closed to goods.

News items

27/11/2023Ross-shire passenger's dim view of mud-caked windows on stunning Kyle line train route [Ross-shire Journal]
19/10/2023Storm Babet gales cause road and rail disruption near Plockton and Stromeferry [Ross-shire Journal]
26/04/2013Plockton reputation ‘damaged by school pupils’ [Scotsman]
09/08/2012Innovative response to Highland landslip short-listed for top rail award [Railscot]
01/03/2012Early Inverness commuter train service to be restored [Highland News]
17/01/2012Additional service for Plockton High School pupils [Railscot]


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

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: Skye Railway v. 5

Insider Rail Guide: Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh (The Insider Rail Guide)

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The Highland Railway

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The Kyle of Lochalsh Line: Great Railway Journeys Through Time

Wester Ross and Lochalsh: 40 Coast and Country Walks