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The Invergordon Archive

Jean Macrae and Margaret O’Neill
The Invergordon Archive
Jean Macrae and Margaret O’Neill

This picture was also taken down on the 1st pier but this time on a clear day - you can see the Black Isle in the background. On the left is Jean Macrae, Hec’s eldest daughter and on the right is Margaret O’Neill (Weys). Jean and Margaret were good pals.
Picture added on 17 October 2015 at 19:46
Great photo Harry. Margaret is very like your mother.
Added by Catherine MacKenzie (nee Clark) on 17 October 2015
This pic reminds me of the hazards on this pier. Around 1955 I was given a lovely bike for my Birthday. On the very first time out on it I cycled down the pier, got a wheel caught in the spaces between the planks and ruined it. I was too scared to go home with it so I went to Scottie Campbell's bike shop and got him to replace the wheel. I paid him back at a shilling a week. Phew!
Added by Bill Geddes on 07 November 2015
Hi Billy, I can top that one. I was sitting on my bike leaning against the chain, when one of my Buddies disconnected the chain. The bike is still down there...
Added by Harry O'Neill on 07 November 2015
Yes the pier was a magnet for us Invergordon kids. Scottie Campbell's shop was where I got a brand new bike. I was so proud of it. Nobody was allowed a shot on it.
Added by Muriel Macrae on 10 November 2015
One of my enduring memories is the terrible pong from the inner basin when the tide was down. I used to imagine the people who lived in Shore Road to wearing clothes pegs on their noses until the sea came up. Maybe it was Harry's bike rotting away?
Added by Bill Geddes on 14 November 2015
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