Ruthven Barracks

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Ruthven Barracks © David Gill

Ruthven Barracks date to 1719-21, and lie above the river Spey overlooking the Insh marshes (in the care of RSPB). The barracks are contemporary with the Bernera Barracks guarding the crossing to Skye. A stable block was added in 1734.

The garrison was attacked in 1745, with the loss of one of the garrison, but was captured by the Jacobite forces in February 1746.

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Ruthven Barracks © David Gill

Ruthven Barracks are in the care of Historic Environment Scotland. They include the three-storeyed barrack blocks.

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