I was contacted recently regarding the now closed road junction on the A89 at Caldercruix, known locally as “The Fingerpost” (NS 81824 67520), and asking about how it got it’s name.
I’m not old enough to remember, but from looking at old maps I have noticed that the main road into Caldercruix today was formerly a track up to Glengowan, and the “Main Street” went across the bridge and past the church and the railway station, carrying on out towards Limerigg. That being the case there was probably a fingerpost style sign like the one near Plains. Many road signs were removed during the Second World War, so it could have gone around this time, but that is guesswork on my part.
If anyone has any information on this, or even better an old photo of the Fingerpost, I’d be happy to post it here.
Historical mapping courtesy of Where’s The Path.