Kingussie  Inverness Shire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Kingussie like this:

Kingussie, quoad sacra par. and vil. (police burgh) with ry. sta., Kingussie and Insh par., Inverness-shire --par., pop. 1590; vil., on river Spey, 71½ miles N. of Perth and 72½ miles S. of Inverness by rail, pop. 645; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Kingussie is the capital of Badenoch, is a summer resort, and has important annual fairs. It has daily communication by coach with Fort William. In 1746, 2500 fugitives from Culloden rallied at Kingussie, and burned the Ruthven Barracks, which had been built in 1718.

Kingussie through time

Kingussie is now part of Highland district. Click here for graphs and data of how Highland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Kingussie itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Kingussie, in Highland and Inverness Shire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 27th May 2024

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