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The Invergordon Archive

Bottoms Up
The Invergordon Archive
Bottoms Up

Date would be a guess, at 1962, but it seems a nice way to pass an afternoon.
Picture added on 29 November 2007
Comments:
Every-one of them right-handed. Gordy can you name them please? Think I recognize two of them - Charlie Collins and Shorty?
Added by Harry O'Neill on 30 November 2007
Hi Gordie, in the middle at back is Wattie MacLean, and I think next to Shorty might be Ronnie Ross (Podge).
Added by John Urquhart on 30 November 2007
No John, this is the only one of the group that I don’t know.
Left - Right: Charlie Collins, Willie Blake, Hamish Allan, Wattie Maclean, Unknown, Donald Macleod.
I can’t recognise the window, as it does not look like any of the Invergordon watering holes.
Added by Gordon Peterson on 01 December 2007
Hamish Allan was in my class at school so he would be about 20 in this shot. I think the date is accurate. Hamish lived on one of the farms at the back of town. He was a particulary nice, gentle bloke, very unassuming and quiet. Sadly I believe he died very young about 20 years ago.
Added by Bill Geddes on 04 December 2007
Hamish Allan worked in forestry, then studied for some time before going into social work. There is a help centre for the homeless named after him in Glasgow. Google 'Hamish Allan Centre Glasgow' for information.
Added by Ronald Stewart on 07 December 2007
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