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The Invergordon Archive

Kincraig House
The Invergordon Archive
Kincraig House

The Kincraig House Hotel, taken from the 'yellow brick road'. In the foreground, just as the road curves to the left, is the bridge over the 'Black Ditch'. The traffic is on the A9 trunk road.
Picture added on 29 May 2009
Funny how things change, in my youth this was (and is still called as far as I know) the 'Concrete' road. I'd never heard it called the Yellow Brick road before. I still use it as a rat run up to the A9 to try and avoid the chaos that is the Tomich Junction on many a morning!!
Added by Jillian B on 02 June 2009
I too have always known this road as the 'concrete road', with the 'bumpy road' between the Polish War Memorial and the BA Straight. Anyone know why/when the 'yellow brick road' moniker was used?
Added by Kenny MacCormack on 03 June 2009
Yeah I always knew this road as the "concrete road". Must say I never remember it looking so glorious, what a picture!!!
Added by Gerard Mcghee on 04 June 2009
We used to go fishing under the bridge. I can’t remember if it was Rainbow or Brown Trout in the river. I always knew the road as the 'bumpy road'. Many a happy day on the motorbikes and mopeds.
Added by James Blair on 04 June 2009
Another great picture!! I love to see these views as they bring back so many good memories. It's a pity I took it all for granted when I lived there.
Added by Rosalie (Graham) Samaroo on 04 June 2009
I always called it the Concrete road too, and the other one was the bumpy road. As children my Dad would take us for a run on the bumpy road as a treat or a reward for being good!! Times must have been hard for this to be our treat!!!
Added by Inverg Lass on 05 June 2009
Wow it looks really nice...haven't seen it look so...well nice before!
I'm a 15 year old from Invergordon and I still call it the concrete path...haven't heard it being called the yellow brick road before but maybe I'm too old!
I use it to visit my friend in Tomich all the time.
Added by Gemma P on 08 June 2009
I live in the house to the right of the hotel, we refer to this road as 'the farm road'. Very interesting to find out a little bit about it!!
Added by Harry S on 31 March 2014
I always knew this as 'The Farm Road' as well. Just up ahead in the picture there is a small bridge spanning what we used to call 'The Red River' (I've heard others call it 'The Big Ditch or Black Ditch'.) I still walk along here whenever I visit home.
Added by Aodh on 01 April 2014
In my day there was no road here just a tractor track that branched off from the Horshoe Bend, it ended at the Black ditch, there was no bridge crossing.
Added by Harry O'Neill on 01 April 2014
"Concrete road" was often my "escape route" for motorcycle adventures to Tain & beyond in the late 60s/early 70s, aged..er..not old enough yet to ride that BSA 125 anyway! PS I read somewhere that the "Black Ditch" was originally the River Breakie, its course altered as part of a irrigation/drainage scheme in the very distant past - does anyone have any info on that? Cheers all.
Added by Dave Fleming on 06 August 2014
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