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The Invergordon Archive

Scout Hike to Ben Wyvis
The Invergordon Archive
Scout Hike to Ben Wyvis

The date is not certain but is around 1950. The party, led by Hugh Ross, Scoutmaster, cycled to Wyvis Lodge and then climbed Ben Wyvis. Specialised out-door clothing was not readily available in those days.

Left to right are Gordon Legge, Brian Proudfoot, Hugh Ross, Murdo Armstrong (Senior Scout) and Iain Legge.
At the front is Jackie Mitchell.
Picture added on 19 January 2009
What a super picture! I can almost feel the cold! It's a wonderful illustration of how much things have changed in our lifetime. These lads are dressed in exactly the same way as if they were walking down Invergordon High Street. There was no special clothing or anything stylish or purpose designed. It's amazing to think that boys were very rarely dressed in long trousers in those days, regardless of the temperature. Long trousers were a sign of maturity and usually appeared when you were about 13 or 14.
I think Hugh Ross became less involved with the Scouts by the time I joined. He was still the Scoutmaster but most weeks another man was in charge and his name escapes me, does anyone remember?
Added by Bill Geddes on 20 January 2009
Bill, I think it was Jackie "Cougan" Fraser.
Added by Eddie Trotter on 22 January 2009
Yes, Jack Fraser was involved with the Scouts from the early/mid fifties until 1957, along with Johnnie (Leekie) Ross and Hugh Ross.
Anonymous comment added on 25 January 2009
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