History

Glacial forms by the River Spey near Nethy

Glacial forms between the River Spey and Nethy Bridge outlined by early morning mists

From natural history – the results of glaciation can be seen in the hills around Nethy … as well as along the banks of the River Spey …

… through early human history – Pictish Symbol Stones, Standing Stones, Chambered Cairns and Stone Circles … can be found not too far away …

… to medieval historyCastle Roy is on Nethy’s doorstep … which was built by the Comyns and then taken over by the Clan Grant …

… and more recent history (but still 200 years ago), the 4 Thomas Telford bridges in the village … all built of local stone, spanning the River Nethy; the Aultmore and Duck Burns and a water course on the Abernethy Golf course.

The River Nethy

The River Nethy

… then there is industrial history with the importance of working the timber reserves of the Abernethy Forest …

Nethy Bridge has a long, fascinating story to tell…
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