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The Invergordon Archive

King Edward VII in Invergordon
The Invergordon Archive
King Edward VII in Invergordon

King Edward VII walking up from Invergordon Pier, accompanied by Provost MacDonald.
Picture added on 13 May 2004
This visit took place on September 8th, 1902.
Added by Malcolm McKean on 16 June 2004
This is not Invergordon Pier, it is the ferry slipway. There was reputed to be an engraved stone on the slip at the point where the King stepped ashore, although I never found it!
The slipway was covered over when land was reclaimed to construct the Service Base.
Added by Ronald Stewart on 07 May 2006
Ronald you are correct re the engraved stone. It's been a long time and I cannot say for sure if I saw it, but certainly heard of it. If you remember the slip used to get covered in sea-weed. However if there was such a stone, you would think the town would have some record of it?

On another note, the slip used to be a great place for fishing off and gathering winkles. We used to gather the winkles and boil them in a can on the beach, then pick them out of shell with a safety pin...
Added by Harry O'Neill on 09 March 2007
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