Saturday, 6 December 2008

Highland Railway Adventures

One of our members, a Highlander by birth but a Lowlander by vocation, recently took a jaunt up to the Sutherland and Caithness Railway of the Highland Railway (aka First Scotrail's Wick & Thurso Line). This was a few days holiday from the hard work required in moving parishes (as he recently did) and thanks to Sainsburys a Mon-Fri return from Glasgow to Wick was only £15 (normally £70!). 

This line was built in the 1870s, initially for the 3rd Duke of Sutherland (grandson of the 1st Duke of "Highland Clearances" infamy) so that he could reach his Highland castle of Dunrobin. I don't know if our illustrious cleric travelled the same way as His Grace of Sutherland but I am sure he did so with the same style and panache. 

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