Roy’s Roadss

The road-network from William Roy’s Military Survey of Scotland. 1747

Military Roads.  Completion dates 



Completion dates were  as follows-


Fort William to Inverness (and Fort George)   Wade 1727
Dunkeld to Inverness                                      Wade 1728
Crieff to Dalnacardoch (joining the above)      Wade 1730

Dalwhinnie to Fort Augustus                           Wade 1731

Stirling to Crieff                                                Caulfield 1742

Dunbarton to Inverary                                     Caulfield 1750

Stirling to Fort William                                     Caulfield 1753

Tarbet to Crianlarich                                       Caulfield 1754

Dalmally to Bonawe                                        Caulfield 1754

Corgaff to Aberdeen                                       Caulfield about 1756

Coupar Angust to Fort George                        Caulfield 1757

Coupar Angus to Dunkeld                               Caulfield 1761

Inverary to Tyndrum                                        Caulfield 1761

Inverary to Tyndrum                                        Caulfield 1761

Aberdeen to Fochabers                                   Caulfield 1763

Huntly to Portsoy                                             Caulield 1763

Fort Augustus to Bernera                                Caulfield 1763

Fettercairn to Fochabers                                 Caulfield about 1764

Bridge of Sark to Port Patrick                          Caulfield/Rickson* 1765

Sluggan Bridge to Dalnain Bridge                   Caulfield before 1767

Grantown to Forres                                         Caulfield before 1767

Dunbarton to Stirling                                       Oughton* 1780
Stranraer to Ballantrae                                    Mackay*  1784
Fort William to Glencoe                                   MacKay*  1786
Grantown to Aviemore                                    Gordon*  about 1789
Dulsie to Aviemore                                          Gordon*  1790



*Major Rickson was the Depute Quartermaster General in Scotland. He was nominally under the supervision of Major Caulfield but entirely took control of the Galloway road.  Lieutenant General Sir James Adolphus Oughton was Commander in Chief, North Britain from 1778 to 1780 and was superseded by Lieutenant General Alexander McKay. General Lord Adam Gordon was in charge from 1789.    

Last updated Nov.2020