Rogart Heritage

Archaeology & Heritage

Places

The scattered crofting parish of Rogart lies a few miles inland from the east coast of Sutherland, half way along Strath Fleet between Loch Fleet and Lairg.

How to get here

By road from Inverness take the A9, heading north for about 45 miles. After The Mound take the A839 towards Lairg. After about 6 miles you will reach Pittentrail. To get to St Callan’s church turn right into the unnamed road opposite the war memorial – which is signposted to St Callan’s and Cemetery.

From Lairg, take the A839, east for 11 miles until you reach Pittentrail.

By rail take the train from Inverness and ask to get off at Rogart station.

You can get detailed directions of how to get to Rogart by using Google maps.

The parish currently has a population of just over 400, some of whom live and work the crofts scattered throughout the area. The main centre of population is the village of Pittentrail, in the south of the parish.  The village has a railway station (request stop for Rogart), a pub, local shop, petrol station and garage as well as the village hall, focus for many community activities. It also has a disused auction mart where sheep were once bought and sold.

Ultimately we hope to present information about many of the settlements, townships and key buildings (used and disused) of the Parish including:

Click on the hyperlink or drop-down arrows underneath ‘Places’ and see what information we hold.

A note on spelling

Place name spellings vary through time, by author and by census evaluator.  It is also possible that a census taker may not have understood Gaelic and transliteration from what Gaelic names sounded like into how they “should” be spelled was often haphazard and inconsistent. There may also be Gaelic and local spelling versions.

We will endeavour to adhere to the ‘modern’ place name to enable the reader to identify locations today. However, even this has limitations: in two editions of Ordnance Survey maps, published only a few years apart, spellings can differ.