Tain Museum Image Library

The King's Causeway
Tain Museum Image Library
The King's Causeway

The King's Causeway is said to have been built by the people of Tain for James IV when they heard he was coming barefoot on pilgrimage to the shrine of St Duthac. Most of the line followed by the causeway is now occupied by a more modern road surface but part of the original road was left out at a bend, the newer road taking a straighter course. The picture shows part of this being cleared by Tain Academy pupils (Alison Napier in the front middle) in the mid 1970's. Maps still mark part of the road which eventually joins up with Hartfield Road as "Kingscauseway".
Picture added on 21 September 2004
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