Admiring the Universe - a fine-art photographer based in Perthshire, Scotland, with interests in landscape, nature and astrophotography


For several years, whilst travelling north up the A9 passing Slochd, I've noticed this bit of old tarmac - obviously the former A9 road running near-parallel.

Its history goes considerably further back: there was a route along the line of this tarmac dating back to the 1840s-1880s, quite probably a former drove road; the Highland railway line adjacent to the west was only constructed in the 1880s onwards.

Nowadays it's used as a cycle track but it still forms a lovely sweeping arc through the autumn orange and green trees.


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GPS location: 57.299997, -3.925597