Dulnain Bridge is a village in Strathspey, next to the meeting of the River Dulnain and the River Spey, three miles south-west of Grantown-on-Spey, in the Scottish Highlands and the Highland council area.
The village lies near to the A95, in the Cairngorms National park. The village comprises two communities. Dulnain Bridge itself is centred to the north of the bridge, and this particular part of the village lies in Morayshire. The crofting community of Skye-of-Curr stretches for a mile to the south, and this is in Inverness-shire.
Golf courses are aplenty around Dulnain Bridge, including the Boat of Garten course, which has been rated as the 39th best in Britain.
The council describe it as a 'collection of implements from a bygone age' and the machinery is donated by local residents. Moray, Badenoch and Straphypey Enterprise helped in the creation of the project.
In 2007, nearly two hundred people from Dulnain Bridge and more from the surrounding area gathered to watch or take part in a protest mrch from the Dulnain Bridge town hall, across the bridge and through much of the village, before returning to the town hall. The protest took place on 5th July 2007.
The march was in aid of a number of villagers concerned about Dulnain Bridge's absence to popular Highland culture. The village was compared to fictional village Brigadoon, a story about a village that appears just once every one hundred years. Organisers of the march spoke of how they though Dulnain Bridge disappears from people's minds. The march was to raise awareness of the village.
The march was the start of a campaign to get Dulnain Bridge 'on the map'. "The problem for residents is that, like the mythical village of Brigadoon, Dulnain Bridge keeps disappearing from the map," opined one resident. Villagers were disappointed by the village's absence from the map of the Outsider Festival that took place in the Highlands.
The village hall and church are located on the main road in Dulnain Bridge, next to the village shop and garage. On the other side of the main road is the river, with Dulnain Bridge over it. On the other side of the bridge is a park and children's playground.
The rocks mark the north entrance of the village and lie next to the agricultural farm machinery project. The rocks feature on the Dulnain Bridge road sign and are considered the main attraction in the village.
The surrounding forests of Caledonian Pines contain many rare species, including birds such as the endangered Capercaillie. There are Scottish Crossbills, Crested Tits, Buzzards, Eagles and, most famously in the Dulnain Bridge area, Ospreys. Red Squirrels also reside.