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Kingussie, Highland

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Kingussie, Highland

Kingussie is a small town in the Highland region of Scotland. It is one settlement in the Highland Council ward of Badenoch and Strathspey, and is the capital of the district of Badenoch. It lies beside the A9 road, although the old route of the A9 serves as the town's main street which has been bypassed since 1979. Kingussie is 42 miles south of Inverness, 12 miles south of Aviemore, and 3 miles north of Newtonmore, which is its greatest rival in the game of shinty.
Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountyInverness-shire
OS GridNH7500
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01540

Other names by which Kingussie, Highland has been known in the past

Ceann Guithsaich ~ Kingusie ~ Kingussie and Insh

Kingussie, Highland in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Kingussie, quoad sacra par. and vil. (police burgh) with ry. sta., Kingussie and Insh par., Inverness-shire --par., pop. 1590; vil., on river Spey, 71½ miles N. of Perth and 72½ miles S. of Inverness by rail, pop. 645; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Kingussie is the capital of Badenoch, is a summer resort, and has important annual fairs. It has daily communication by coach with Fort William. In 1746, 2500 fugitives from Culloden rallied at Kingussie, and burned the Ruthven Barracks, which had been built in 1718.

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