Bonar Bridge is situated near the East Coast of Sutherland, and its history extends back to the Ancient Pictish peoples who once inhabited the area. This makes it a site of important archaeological heritage, with ancient symbol stones found in the region. Its historical value was further enriched by the by the Viking settlers who moved to the region in the dark ages and medieval times.
Modern Bonar Bridge is a peaceful town that contains its own primary school, whilst neighbouring Dornoch Academy provides secondary education. The Far North Line provides rail transport to nearby Ardgay, whilst there is good motor infrastructure. Ardgay also hosts a local golf course while Sutherland offers many opportunities for hillwalking, cycling and angling.