Studying the railways of the Scottish Highlands  
  
 
 
 
 

 
 
Welcome

The Highland Railway ran from Perth in Central Scotland north to Inverness and then on up the east coast to Wick and Thurso. From Dingwall, the railway ran west to Kyle of Lochalsh to serve Skye and the Western Isles. From Inverness, another line ran east to Keith, where it connected with the line to Aberdeen. Several branches were built from this core network to serve nearby towns.

The Highland Railway Society caters for all those interested in the Highland Railway from its inception to the current day. Membership currently costs £18 per year, for which you receive a quarterly journal and purchase Society publications at reduced prices. An email chat group encourages discussion between members.

As well as being a source of information for modellers, kits and components which are not otherwise available have been produced in both 4mm and 7mm scales.

The Society has established an extensive archive of books, photographs and drawings. Many of the drawings and photographs can be viewed on the Highland Council's Am Baile website. Some of the artefacts are on display at Kyle of Lochalsh Station courtesy of the Friends of the Kyle Line during the summer months. The Society is keen to expand this collection either by donation or purchase.

The Society publishes a number of books including recently HIGHLAND RAILWAY BUILDINGS by Neil Sinclair.  This book is a comprehensive survey of the facilities put up by the Highland Railway and explains how they were influenced by factors such as the availability of suitable building materials locally, the financial situation of the company and the social status of the local landowner.  See the Publications tab for ordering details and a full list of other interesting publications produced by the Society.


 


 
News

Journal No 141
  Spring 2022

-A Week in Wartime
-Speeding up Request Stops
-Dalmore Granite Quarry
-Spey Viaduct Heraldic Plates
-Which Journey Cost a Halfpenny?
-Wick & Lybster Light Railway

and much more


 

PERTH MODEL RAILWAY EXHIBITION
25-26 JUNE

Come and visit the Highland Railway Society on Stand 19 throughout the show. Our entire range of publications will be available for purchase including our newest books
NO WAY THROUGH
 
and

HIGHLAND RAILWAY BUILDINGS