Dulnain Bridge: the centre of the village on the north side of the bridge
Dulnain Bridge is a small community of nearly 500 people in the Highlands of Scotland. The community is centred around the River Dulnain which passes through the village in a deep gorge and the village gets its name from the high single arched bridge which carries the road north-south. Until recently this was the main A95 but there is now a bypass.
Often known affectionately as 'Dulnain' the part of the village on the
northern side of the bridge is in Morayshire whereas the community
on the south side is in Inverness-shire.
Originally Bridge of Curr and sometimes Dulnaan Bridge before the modern and now official name.
The village is named from the major tributary of the River Spey which runs from the Monadhliath Mountains behind Kingussie for 35 miles until it joins the Spey just beyond the village.
There are good examples of a form of glaciated rock in Dulnain Bridge called Roche Moutonnée.
Curr Wood is on Dulnain Bridge's doorstep. It's a woodland with rare plants, birds and animals and contains a large part of the UK population of the diminutive and nationally rare TwinFlower - Linnaea borealis.
The short walk from the village to the Roche Moutonnée includes a display of renovated vintage farm machinery in a road-side park, displayed as the village's Millennium project.
On the south side of the village there are stunning views of the River Spey, Abernethy Forest and the Caringorm Mountains.
The Strathspey Steam Railway runs from Aviemore to Broomhill, the station which served the crofting community of Skye of Curr as well as Dulnain Bridge. It's hoped that the steam railway will eventually be re-instated to Grantown-on-Spey, 3 miles to the north of Dulnain Bridge.
This part of the Scottish Highlands is protected from the prevailing south-westerlies by the Monadhliath Mountains to the west, and the Cairngorm Mountains to the south. As a result of which we have one of the driest and sunniest climates in Scotland.