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Kiltarlity (Scottish Gaelic: Cill Targhlain) is a small village in the Highland council area of Scotland. It is 12 miles (19 km) west of Inverness, and 2.5 miles (4.0 km) south of Beauly, on the Bruiach Burn. It has a population of under 1,000 people, and a primary school, Tomnacross Primary. Lovat Shinty Club play at Kiltarlity, on a pitch on the main street, Balgate Drive.

Kiltarlity is located in Inverness area
Location within the Inverness area
OS grid referenceNH50504150
Council area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBeauly
Postcode districtIV4 7
EU ParliamentScotland
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57°26′21″N 4°29′32″W / 57.4391°N 4.4923°W / 57.4391; -4.4923Coordinates: 57°26′21″N 4°29′32″W / 57.4391°N 4.4923°W / 57.4391; -4.4923

The name Kiltarlity comes from the Gaelic Cill Targhlain, which means 'church of Talorcan/Talorgan', the name of a number of Pictish kings.

The name 'Kiltarlity' historically refers to the entire parish, known in Scottish Gaelic as Bràigh na h-Àirde, which includes a number of surrounding hamlets. The main settlement was known as Aultfearna (Gaelic) or Allarburn (Scots), which refer to the alder trees which grow beside the burn. This settlement is now usually known and signposted as Kiltarlity or Kiltarlity Village.

Nearby hamlets considered to be part of Kiltarlity include Camault Muir, Tomnacross, Ardendrain, and Culburnie.


  • "About Kiltarlity". Kiltarlity Community Council. Retrieved 2008-07-07.
  • Simon Taylor (October 2009). "Beauly, The Aird and Strathglass Place-Name Survey (North-East Inverness-shire)". Retrieved 15 January 2011.