Spean Bridge - Photo: Charles C
lies on the main road between Perth and
Inverness and is so called because of a bridge
built over the River Spean by the English
soldier General Wade in 1736. Nine years later
it became the site of the first incident
involving Jacobite rebels in the 1745
Uprising. The bridge was eventually replaced
by a stronger structure, designed in the early
19th century by the engineer Thomas Telford.
A few miles away at Glenroy is the unique geological spectacle of the so-called parallel roads. These are shore lines that have graced Glen Roy since the end of the last Ice Age.