'The Old Bridge, Keith', watercolour, 43 x 32 cm.
The 'Auld Brig,' or old bridge, is the oldest dated bridge in Moray, crossing the River Isla in Keith. It was built in 1609 to carry people and pack horses, financed by a local couple who were distressed at the suffering caused by attempts to ford the river nearby in high waters. It was replaced in its role of carrying the road when the Union Bridge, visible behind the old bridge, was built in 1770. That bridge still carries the A96 arterial road between Inverness and Aberdeen! The old bridge has been repaired twice in its history, in the early 18th and 19th centuries, and a set of cement steps were added in the 20th century. It is still in very good order and takes a lot of pedestrian traffic, although there are less pack horses these days than there used to be!
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