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The Invergordon Archive

Middle Pier, Invergordon
The Invergordon Archive
Middle Pier, Invergordon

A view from the harbour looking east towards the South Sutor. The two warships seem to have the same silhouette.
The picture probably dates from the 1920s judging by the van at the left shoulder of the man far left.
Picture added on 19 September 2004
The West Pier is in the foreground, looking across the harbour mouth to the Centre Pier.
Added by Ronald Stewart on 28 September 2005
This was a favourite gathering place for the pensioners. I remember a bench "The pensioners bench" being located at the West pier. The centre pier was where the cement boats would be. I remember Hec Macrae giving me a job manning the rope and pulling the slings across onto an awaiting lorry. It was good pay and Hec was very fair when it came to pay and always on time....
Added by Harry O'Neill on 09 March 2007
Harry, your comment above also reminded me of Hec and having worked with him as a 15 year old on a few cement boats both at Invergordon and Cromarty, leaving early in the morning to get to the latter, by sea of course. It was hard and indeed dirty work lugging these 1cwt bags around. It's interesting these days to see the struggle guys have with 25kg bags, which are only half the size/weight. The practice I had helping my grandfather stacking or loading bales at Inverbreakie in my very early teens stood me in good stead. At least with Hec I got paid.
Added by John Fraser on 09 March 2007
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