Rogie Township is an abandoned settlement in the middle of Torrachilty forest. Today only ruins and memories remain - it can be hard to imagine that it was once a busy place with many families living here.
Matt Ritchie, Forestry Commission Scotland's Archaeologist, provides a brief introduction to the site in the clip below. There are other clips on the what is here today page.
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Forestry Commission Scotland is working with the North of Scotland Archaeological Society and the Workers Educational Association with ongoing investigation into the site. A family cycle trail to this area is also planned.
Our thanks to the North of Scotland Archaeological Society, who have worked with us to enable this information to be presented.
Storyteller Alec Williamson tells a local tale in both English and Gaelic.
- The Buck Goat of Garve - English (mp3)
- The Buck Goat of Garve transcript - English (pdf 347k)
- The Buck Goat of Garve - Gaelic (mp3)
- The Buck Goat of Garve transcript - Gaelic (pdf 340k)
The closest forest to Rogie is Contin.
All sites managed by Forestry Commission Scotland are open for you to explore. However, not all sites have paths or signage and some are a considerable distance from car parking. We recommend that visitors consult a detailed map and wear appropriate clothing.
Please follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code and remember that historic sites should be treated with care and respect.