MHG45666 - Golspie Bridge


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  • OBELISK (Undated)

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NC80SW 12 8404 0054.
The Industrial Archaeology of Sutherland (A Scottish Highland Economy 1700-1900) - Sinclair B Calder, 1974

J Aitken : 19/2/2004

(NC 8404 0054) The bridge over the burn at Golspie was the rallying place of the Sutherland clan, and on a parapet is an obelisk bearing the Gaelic inscription: "Morfhear Chatt/ do/ Cheann-na-Droichait big Gairn / Chlann Chattich / Nam Buadh". This means "The Chief of the Sutherland Clan to the head of the little bridge calls the Sutherland men of the victories."
D MacDonald, A Polson and J Brown 1931; Sutherland Country Guide nd.

The obelisk on the bridge (now disused) is as described above.
Visited by OS (N K B) 28 January 1976.

The bridge was built about 1810. The obelisk was probably taken from an earlier "little bridge".
HBD (1967)

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Grid reference Centred NC 8404 0054 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC80SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish GOLSPIE

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