ICE Scotland visit to East Sutherland

06 July 2019

The Institution of Civil Engineers Panel for Historical Engineering Works (PHEW) is arranging a three day visit to East Sutherland, looking at a range of industrial archaeology in the region.

Points of interest includeL

  • The most northerly of the major Scottish hydro-electric schemes
  • The two most northern freight-carrying canals in the UK
  • The location of the most northerly coalmine in the UK
  • The site of the tramway that carried coal from the mine to the harbour and railway station
  • The oldest fish-ladder in the world
  • The oldest bridge in Sutherland
  • The site of the UK naval gunnery range
  • The listening outpost of Government Central Communications Headquarters (GCHQ)
  • The most northerly railway heritage centre in Britain
  • Journey along the full length of The Sutherland Railway

All welcome, for full event or only for a day. Further information and contact details from the ICE website 


Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH), The Goods Shed, The Old Station, Strathpeffer, Ross-Shire, Scotland IV14 9DH
Tel: +44 (0)77888 35466 Email: