CROY & CULLODEN MOOR COMMUNITY COUNCIL
on Monday 12th November 2018
at 7.30pm at Croy Public Hall
Adoption of Minutes of 1stOctober 2018
Matters Arising from Meeting of 1stOctober 2018
Community Council Forum Report
Village Christmas Tree
Date of Next Meeting
Croy and Culloden Moor Community Council normally meet on the first Monday of the month in Croy Village Hall at 7.30 pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend. If there is no business, then the meeting will be cancelled.
Croy and Culloden Moor Community Council normally meet on the first Monday of the month in Croy Village Hall at 7.30 pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend. We produce an annual Newsletter.
Croy and Culloden Moor lies between Nairn and Inverness. The village of Croy is close to several castles – Kilravock, Dalcross, Castle Stuart and Cawdor. Loch Flemington, to the east of Croy, is home to many birds including Whooper and Mute Swans and the Slovenia Grebe.
Culloden Moor is home to Culloden Battlefield, the site of the last great battle fought on British soil, between the armies of the Jacobites that were loyal to Prince Charles Edward Stuart and the Government soldiers led by the Duke of Cumberland. On the 16th April 1746, in a short but bloody battle, between 1500 and 2000 Jacobite soldiers were killed or wounded in less than an hour. The National Trust for Scotland has a Visitor Centre at the Culloden Battlefield.
A short distance from the battlefield is the Clava Cairns or Balnuaran of Clava. These are circled Neolithic burial chambers that date back to the 1200s. They are regarded as some of the best preserved bronze age burial cairns in Scotland.
The viaduct at Culloden Moor, known as Culloden Viaduct was completed in 1898. The 29 span viaduct cross the wide strath of the River Nairn. At 1800 ft, it is the longest masonry viaduct in Scotland.