2. Kyle of Sutherland?
The Kyle of Sutherland is the river estuary that separates Sutherland from Ross-shire. It flows into the Dornoch Firth and is fed by the rivers Oykel, Shin and Carron. The Highland Railway from Inverness to Wick and Thurso crossed the Kyle between Culrain on the Ross-shire side and Invershin on the Sutherland side.
The road north leaving Culrain passed Carbisdale castle to peter out in the hills above the river Oykel, with the mountains of Sutherland in the distance. Milepost 61, giving the distance in miles from Inverness, used to sit on the down platform of Culrain Station high above the Kyle.
I first saw the station on New Year’s Day 1966, the line having been singled in 1962.