The Neil Gunn Memorial and Viewpoint at Heights of Brae, Strathpeffer, commemorates one of Scotland's greatest writers, Neil Miller Gunn (1891-1973). The site is around 2km north of Dingwall, in an elevated and reflective setting, with a number of interesting features including the monument, a tryst gate, selected quotations and images inscribed on the stonework, and a short circular pathway. It commands a magnificent panorama ranging from the east over Dingwall, the Cromarty Firth and the Black Isle; southwards towards the Cairngorms; and to a clear sight of the mountain ranges to the west. The writer lived at near hand during his most creative years and frequently took his walks in this locality, regularly passing this spot. The site is not attended but is free to visit and has car parking. Information pamphlets are typically stocked in a dispenser on site. The site postcode is IV14 9AF.
The Memorial and Viewpoint site is maintained by The Neil Gunn Trust, a registered Scottish charity, which promotes the writings of Neil Gunn, and encourages artistic expression in the Scottish Highlands, organising lectures and writing competitions.
The Trust has a Facebook page and website, and would encourage your acquaintance with the richly rewarding works of this “great modern novelist” (Professor Alan Riach).