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The Invergordon Archive

39 Clyde Street
The Invergordon Archive
39 Clyde Street

We (Peter and Carole Legge) have recently moved in to 39 Clyde Street and would be very grateful for any information on the house and it's history - also any old pictures featuring the house.
As you can see it's on the corner of Clyde Street and Bank Street (the one-way street up to the High Street).
Picture added on 07 June 2008
I believe the Rhinds lived there for a while. They owned the shop directly behind on the High Street.
Anonymous comment added on 07 June 2008
This has to be the former residence of the Mackays, Willie Mackay's home. Willie still lives in Invergordon, so any info could be supplied by him...I visited this house many times.
Added by Harry O'Neill on 08 June 2008
Definitely where Willie Mackay and his family lived. I don’t recall the Rhinds living there. Did they not stay across Clyde street diagonally from Willie’s house as one of the shops was between Clyde Street and Outram Street? I also remember the Rhinds having a shop at the bottom of King Street many years ago as well.
Added by Duncan Murray on 08 June 2008
Hi Harry and Duncan, I totally agree with you both - definitely the Mackay home. The parents had three children, Jessie, Peggy and Willie.
Added by Rosalie Samaroo (Graham) on 09 June 2008
I agree Duncan, I remember the Rhinds living in the middle of Saltburn. Then they built Tullochard, now the care home, at the start of Saltburn; then Pollo House. Finally Mrs Rhind lived in Strathairlie in Saltburn Road prior to her death. They possibly owned the house when they had the shop behind it as I think a member of staff lived there after the Mackays.
Added by Liz Askew on 10 June 2008
Thank you all for your comments. We have spoken to Jessie - she was very nice and very helpful, gave us a lot of info. The deeds say the house was built circa 1900 so plenty of digging to do yet then.
Added by Carole Legge on 10 June 2008
I think Mrs Rhind lived at Seabank and then Lower Kincraig after leaving Saltburn Road.
Added by Kmmc55 on 11 June 2008
Mr & Mrs Rhind lived on Seabank Road - the big house with the Monkey Puzzle trees, next to the traffic light, and also at Pollo House, Barbaraville.
Added by Jillian B on 13 June 2008
Jillian B, I don't think Jack Rhind lived in Seabank. I am sure Mrs Rhind was a widow when she moved to Seabank Road.
Added by Margaret Sutherland nee Mackenzie on 14 June 2008
Carole, is your husband a son of one of the Legge boys who lived on the High Street?
Added by Margaret Sutherland nee Mackenzie on 15 June 2008
Hi Margaret. No, Peter is from Yorkshire and I'm from Caithnes, though we've lived in Invergordon since 1977.
Added by Carole Legge (nee Sutherland) on 16 June 2008
Hi Carole, what part of Caithness do you come from? We moved to Reay from Invergordon three years ago.
Added by Margaret Sutherland nee Mackenzie on 22 June 2008
Hi Margaret, I spent most of my childhood in Pulteneytown, Wick, but then travelled a lot because of my father's work.

Added by Carole on 23 June 2008
Just browsing and came across this picture ...ah, memories! ...We lived in this house from, I think, about 1947 to about 1950. It was then 2 houses with no electricity. I remember throwing a tennis ball at the attic window (which was just a hole!) and trying NOT to get it in!! We then moved to the then new houses in Gordon Terrace. I have only been back to Invergordon twice in 40 years. My brother and sisters still live on Shore Road (I was born at 11 Shore Road ... now gone).
Added by George Brownhill on 05 January 2009
Thanks for the comment George. I've sent you an email with some pics. If you can't view them let me know and I'll try to re-size them.
Added by Peter Legge on 06 January 2009
Hi, I’m Alan Ross of 23 Cadboll Road. I started my time as an electrician in 1970 with a contractor called Willie Pope Electrical, located at this property rented from the Rhinds. Willie Pope ran his operation from there for possibly 5 years.
Added by Alan Ross on 07 May 2009
I worked in the area back in 1975 and rented the property with a friend from the Rhinds who owned the local Spar in the High Street directly behind the house. What do you want to know?
Added by Alan on 19 November 2014
Is this the same Tullochard across from the Smelter pier (1970) ? I lived there during the construction. My family loved it!
Added by Colin Crow on 14 April 2015
Yes, it is the same Tullochard.

Anonymous comment added on 14 April 2015
Yes Colin, Mrs Rhind built Tullochard opposite the Smelter pier. The Gable end had an integral garage with very tall doors for the grocery vans...I remember your family living there as you were in my class..
Added by Liz Taylor nee Askew on 14 April 2015
I had a catastrophic fall and sustained some significant memory deficits. Oddly, I retained fairly detailed memories of school, Macs, ALL of my classmates and the quaint shops.
Those memories gave me an anchor to keep going. God bless you all.
Added by Colin Crow on 19 April 2015
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