Location type


Name and dates

Struan (1863-1965)

Station code: National Rail
Opened on the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway.


This was a two platform station just west of the Garry Viaduct. The platforms remain here, out of use, and there are some Highland Railway style worker's cottages.

The main station building was on the northbound platform, with a smaller example on the southbound. The main building, the original was rather plain, was replaced in 1898 after a fire. Both original and replacement buildings were timber.

The station had a loop. North and south signal boxes opened in 1885. The north box was to the west and on the south side of the line and south box alongside the main station building.

The line was doubled between Blair Atholl and Dalnacardoch Signal Box in 1900. The boxes were replaced with a single box, on the west side of the main station building.

There was a goods yard at the west end of the station with sidings on either side of the line and a goods shed to the south. Sidings were approached from the east. There was a mail exchange apparatus 500 yards east of the station, allowing a northbound (only) travelling post office train to drop and pick up mail without stopping.

The goods yard closed in 1964. In 1965 the station closed to passengers. The signal box, sidings and crossovers were removed.

The line was reduced to a single track in 1966 with the northbound line being lifted. It was redoubled in 1978.

Just to the south is the Struan Inn. A coach service ran from the station to Kinloch Rannoch, about 12 miles away to the south west.


The Struan Inn



External links

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

Chronology Dates

09/09/1863Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Line opened from Pitlochry to Aviemore, thus throughout from Inverness to Perth. Additional stations opened at Blair Athole (original spelling), Struan, Dalwhinnie, Newtonmore, Kingussie and Boat of Insh.
05/05/1898Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Black Tank Siding Signal Box opened during stone cutting works to open out the Black Tank cutting and double the line north of Struan.
03/05/1965Aberfeldy Branch (Inverness and Perth Junction Railway)
Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Aberfeldy branch closed, along with the closure of stations on the Highland Main Line with the withdrawal of local trains. On the branch Aberfeldy, Grandtully, Balnaguard Halt closed along with the junction station Ballinluig. South of the junction, on the main line, Dalguise and Murthly closed. To the north Killiecrankie, Struan, Dalnaspidal, Tomatin, Moy, Daviot, and Culloden Moor closed.

News items

21/10/2011Perth train driver bags Employee of the Year Award at ScotRail []
03/11/2002Work on Highland Mainline 26/10/2002 to 03/11/2002


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Highland Railway Album: No. 1

Highland Railway Album: No. 2

Highland Railway Carriages and Wagons

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

The Highland Railway

The Highland Railway : The History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands - Vol 2