Basic Site Details

Name: Culloden Moor Railway Viaduct
Town, district or village: Clava
City or county: Inverness-shire
Country: Scotland
Parish: Croy and Dalcross
Grid ref:
Notes: Longest viaduct in Scotland, measuring 1800 feet (549m) in all. Built on Aviemore-Inverness diect line

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Nairn Viaduct over Nairn River, Clava  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Viaduct  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 318931898  
Item 2 of 31 November 1898 Opened 
Item 3 of 31902  Drawing of central section of viaduct


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 4(Sir) John FowlerEngineerA18931898Consulting engineer to the Highland Railway
Item 2 of 4John RobertsonArchitectA18931898Role unclear
Item 3 of 4Murdoch PatersonEngineerA18931898Chief Engineer Highland Railway. Died shortly before completion
Item 4 of 4Bridgeford MacDougall PirieArchitect c. 1902 Role unclear


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Highland Railway 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Gifford, John1992Highland and Islands (The Buildings of Scotland) Penguin Booksp158
Item 2 of 2Hume, John R1977The Industrial Archaeology of ScotlandVol2 The Highlands and IslandsLondon: BT Batsford Ltdp205

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register1709 
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSJ B Pirie Collection Red box no 200