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Dellmore Of Kingussie, Rifle Range

Firing Range (First World War), Firing Range (19th Century) - (20th Century)

Site Name Dellmore Of Kingussie, Rifle Range

Classification Firing Range (First World War), Firing Range (19th Century) - (20th Century)

Canmore ID 161491

Site Number NN79NE 27

NGR NN 7513 9937

NGR Description From NN 7513 9937 to NN 7545 9973

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Kingussie And Insh
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Badenoch And Strathspey
  • Former County Inverness-shire

World War One Audit of Surviving Remains (1 October 2013)

The firing butts of the range lie about 1km SW of the Kingussie drill hall and it is likely that the range was in use during the First World War.

Information from HS/RCAHMS World War One Audit Project (GJB) 1 October 2013.


Field Visit (October 1995)

NN79NE 27 from 7513 9937 to 7545 9973

On a loop of the river Spey about 1.2km SSW of Kingussie, there is a disused rifle range. It comprises a large oblong target mound at the SW end (NN 7513 9937) and a series of three butts at 90m intervals to the NE, with a fourth a further 212m beyond (NN 7545 9973). The curve of the river may have removed an intervening butt. A cattle-shed has been built into the target-mound at the SW end so that it is no longer in its original form. The butts have been reduced to low mounds between 7m and 8m in length and from 2m to 2.5m in breadth. The rifle range is depicted on the 1st edition OS 6-inch map which shows that it extended to 1000 yards (Inverness-shire 1872, sheet cii).

Visited by RCAHMS (PJD) October 1995

Project (March 2013 - September 2013)

A project to characterise the quantity and quality of the Scottish resource of known surviving remains of the First World War. Carried out in partnership between Historic Scotland and RCAHMS.


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