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The Invergordon Archive

Castle Cottages
The Invergordon Archive
Castle Cottages

The cottages on the north side of the wood surrounding the grounds of the old Castle.
Picture added on 06 August 2009 at 20:03
Malcolm, it is nice to see the fields. This must be from around Kincraig? with the Black ditch showing. If so, there used to be an ice house nearby the cottages.
Added by Harry O'Neill on 06 August 2009
Yes Harry, this was taken on the road up to Lower Kincraig Farm with the Black Ditch running left to right mid picture.
It's interesting you mention the Ice House as the old Ordnance Survey map of 1880 shows this in the woods of the Castle grounds, east of the Castle.
Added by Malcolm McKean on 06 August 2009
That is correct Malcolm, the ice house would have been a bit east of the castle just as these cottages are, but back into the wood more, probably long gone now but may be some remnants left.
Added by Harry O'Neill on 06 August 2009
The derick of the rig looks a bit out of place, peeping up over the top of the trees!!
Added by JillianB on 07 August 2009
Jillian, it's the top of the Transocean Rather (22,052 tonnes), a semi-submersible drilling rig which is at the Service Base. It's about 140 feet high so it's no surprise that it towers over the local scenery. For comparison, Newmore Primary School is at about the same height above sea level.
Added by Malcolm McKean on 08 August 2009
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