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Invergordon Castle Grounds
The Invergordon Archive
Invergordon Castle Grounds

An aerial view of the Castle grounds taken on 23rd May 1946. The Large Version may yield more detail. (Top is south-east, bottom is north-west.)
The rectangle of the wall-garden can be seen at the top middle of the photo. This is now the site of the Castle Gardens Care Home. The avenue of trees which runs diagonally left from the walled-garden runs up to the Tomich Road and the old East Lodge. It is just below this avenue that some detail of the Polish Camp can be seen.
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Picture added on 26 February 2008
Just superb, Vanda. One can clearly see the outline of the Horshoe Bend as it went around the back of the Castle grounds from the left of the picture then around the front. It goes all the way down to Rosskeen following the burn. It used to be a lovely walk with the air scented by the roddies and honey-suckle.
Added by Harry O'Neill on 28 February 2008
Glad you like the photos Harry. It's nice to see the old photos and remember.
Added by Vanda on 29 February 2008
Harry, on picture #1510 you mentioned that the tinkers resided on the south bank of the Black Ditch. This photo, another military one, shows this area in quite some detail. It's clear that there is no direct route from the south bank across the Black Ditch to Lower Kincraig.

The photo also shows other interesting details: you can just make out what appears to be the Polish camp on and around the 'Bumpy Road' which leads to the Tomich Road. There are also some buildings in the woods of the Castle grounds - I guess some of these were greenhouses which were part of the Nursery. You can also make out some curious structures in the avenue of trees running south from the games field (the Large Version helps here) - any thoughts?
Added by Malcolm McKean on 06 June 2012
Hi Malcolm, unfortunately this picture does not show the area where the tinkers were. They were in off of Tomich road, you would turn East before crossing the Black Ditch, they were located about 20 yards in and along the bank. Horrible conditions to say the least. I never had emotions of sorrow for them but rather of shame. I hope things are better for them today.
The other buildings you mention were likely equipment (stables) buildings for the Castle grounds.
Added by Harry O'Neill on 06 June 2012
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