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Old Invergordon
The Invergordon Archive
Old Invergordon

The western end of the town, possibly taken from the old slipway. The large building left of centre is at the end of the High Street. The chimney at the right hand edge is the saw mill near the station. The naval encampment can be seen up at Cromlet, while Beech Wood, part of the Castle estate, can be seen on the hill. It was at the western end of this that the pictish stone was sited , close to the American Garden.
The date of the picture is a guess.
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Picture added on 18 September 2004
The large building mentioned is Sea-View house and it is still there I believe. No wonder there was a sawmill, probably harvested the trees on the estate which is where Gordon Terrace etc is now.
Added by Harry O'Neill on 14 November 2012
Just to the right of Sea View the little "domed bit roof" looks like the old "Slaughter house" with the old Railway goods shed behind that?
Added by Duncan Murray on 22 November 2012
Is 'Seaview' now the building called the 'Haven' which is also called Macdonald Court, used to be a hotel for a while in the '80s but now flats?
Added by JillianB on 26 November 2012
You are right JillianB. It was no doubt a Macdonald family home, latterly occupied by a Miss Macdonald commonly known as 'Miss Macdonald Seaview'. One of her annual voluntary tasks was chasing people up to provide baking or sandwich fillings for the catering tent at the Highland Games. Her sister was married to Dr Fraser the minister.
Added by Ronald Stewart on 26 November 2012
Yes Jillian that is the history of Sea view. a Miss Macdonald lived there for many years before she passed away; she was I believe related to Dr Fraser the Minister or his wife not certain which. Always remember her with her wee white terriers. It then became the Haven as you say around the eighties.
Added by Duncan Murray on 26 November 2012
I was in school with the Macdonalds that owned the Haven in the 1980s - Lewis and Catriona Macdonald.
Added by Shaun Davis on 03 January 2015
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