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The Invergordon Archive

High Street, Invergordon
The Invergordon Archive
High Street, Invergordon

The Centre of High Street viewing The King Edward Fountain and the Church (prior 1929).
Picture added on 16 April 2004
The building on the left must have been demolished at some point so that Castle Road could be widened. The shop on the right is now the launderette and the buildings behind it, up Castle Road, were knocked down at some point as they are not there now.
Added by Malcolm McKean on 14 June 2004
Will check with family members to confirm, but when I was a young lad the building on the right had two stores in it - a barber shop and next to that, in the same building, what I would call a Penny-Farthing store. Got caught pinchin' on a dare - got caught because I turned myself in!
Added by Michael Coghill on 23 June 2004
The shop on the right was George's, and the owner Mr George was a provost in the town. His daughter, Mrs Elma Leslie was a hairdresser. I was told, her husband had a newsagent - was it at 42 High Street (Picture 98) before Tommy Strachan owned it? After Strachan's it was (John) Mitchel's. And then I'm pretty sure in c1984 it was owned by RS MCcoll - I was working at the presently located McColl's at the time as record department supervisor.
MacPherson's on the left was previously called MacPherson Brothers (c1905), and before that it was the post office. Latterly it was the Co-op, which was managed by Bob Fairbairn, who was the father of my good friend Hope Fairbairn. Hope was in my class at school and his old bedroom window can be seen in the roof.
Added by Robert from the museum on 15 September 2004
I know the name Strachan's...I lived with my parents at 41 "A" High Street...Strachan's sweet shop or conveniance store was somewhat across the street from us. There is a street that took you up the hill and across the railroad bridge which was more in line with Strachan's...at the top of this hill was the Primary School I attended. 1962-63...my class picture is on the site just can't remember picture number at this time. (picture #373 - ed.)
Added by Michael Coghill on 17 September 2004
Ooops, I'm correcting myself... Of course, Mr Leslie's Newsagents wasn't at 42 as I previously thought, it would have been either the Laundrette/Chinese Takeaway/McColls is now.
Added by Robert from the museum on 18 September 2004
Strachans shop was nearly opposite the Academy building now the library. There's a picture of a business called John Mackenzie on this site which I think is in the same premises but earlier. I remember buying liquorice, chewing gum (with football cards ) and buns with amazingly artificial cream at break time. George Strachan, son of the business can be seen in some of the school photos from the 50s.
Added by Anon on 20 September 2004
Strachan's was directly across the High Street from the lower school, before that it was known as Mackenzies and I believe there is a picture of it in Library? (picture #98 - ed.). Before Mr Strachan ran the store, he was the Helmsman on the Harbour Masters Launch and worked with my grandfather Fachy Dunn, who ran the engine.....
Added by Harry O'Neill on 22 September 2004
My grandad was the last person to knock down the fountain before it was moved to its present location I am rather embarassed to admit.
Added by Marina McCaughey nee Grant on 15 January 2005
Does anyone remember the bike store where the Co-op is now?

Anonymous comment added on 08 April 2013
I assume that you are referring to the Shivas Cycle Agency shown in picture #190?
Added by Malcolm McKean on 09 April 2013
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