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Edderton lies 5 miles west of Tain and on the southern shore of the Dornoch Firth.   A main road, the A836, passes through the centre of the village, linking Tain with Ardgay. Although a railway line lies between the village and the Dornoch Firth, there isn’t a station at Edderton, the nearest being at Tain. This railway line is the Far North Line that links Inverness, Dingwall and Tain with Ardgay, Lairg, Thurso and Wick.​

Within the village there are a number of sites of historic interest. These include standing stones near the distillery and the Old Church. The Old Church is also worth a visit (subject to opening times) and during the summer months an old Preacher’s Ark is on display in the churchyard.

Edderton has its own distillery, Balblair, and this featured in the recent film “The Angel’s Share”. Tours of the distillery are provided, though it is best to book in advance.

The village “footprint” is extensive. It stretches far from the cross roads on the A836 and includes Aultnamain on the B9176, as well as Dounie to the west and Ferry Point (to the east near the A9 Dornoch Road Bridge).


Overlooking Edderton is the Struie Ridge, with Struie Hill (331 metres) and the telecommunications mast at the northeastern end and The Struie (373 metres) at the southwestern end. The ridge is a demanding but exhilarating walk.

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