|Location Map ( geo)|
|Junctions related to the A889|
|Wade Bridge Junction|
Drumgask is situated just a few hundred metres south of Laggan Bridge in a remote corner of Strathspey. The A86, having just crossed from the headwaters of Loch Laggan into Strathspey via Strathmashie heads north to cross the river, before turning east once more to Newtonmore and Kingussie, where it meets the A9. Meanwhile, the A889 heads east before swinging south, climbing over the hills to Dalwhinnie where it too meets the A9, on a route chosen by General Wade in the 1720s for his Military road and little changed since then.
The junction which is also referred to as Laggan Bridge, takes its name from Drumgask Farm which sits to the south of the junction. Its driveway perhaps shows the route which Wade used, before Thomas Telford built the new road across the Bridge in the 1810s.
It perhaps proves the remoteness of this location, that when heading west Kinloch Laggan is the only place signed before Spean Bridge 26 miles away. Kinloch Laggan is a place of less than a dozen houses scattered around the head of the loch, and perhaps better known to tourists as Ardverikie or Glen Bogle.
|Laggan Bridge, Newtonmore / Baile Ùr an t-Slèibh, Inverness / Inbhir Nis|
|Kinloch Laggan, Spean Bridge, Fort William / An Gearasdan|
|Dalwhinnie, Perth (A9)|