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Cutting the Ribbon
The Invergordon Archive
Cutting the Ribbon

Noreen and George 'Kelly' Kelman performing the official opening ceremony of the newly upgraded High Street in Invergordon.
Picture added on 09 October 2004
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High Street Opening Ceremony - 9th October 2004
Norren and Kelly were an excellent choice as they are the longest serving business folk in the High Street. Noreen took over from her mother's shop that was originally where Flowerworld is now and was opened in 1933. When Gilbert Ross extended the Ironmonger's shop, her mother moved across the street to one of Alistair MacGregor's shops - where Blythswood is now.
Her mother's shop started selling 5-ply black wool which was used for socks for the Forces. Then in 1971 Noreen took over and they moved into their present shop, on the east corner of the High Street and King Street, in 1971 and changed the name from C. Macleod to Noreen & Kelly's where they have been to this day.
Added by Malcolm McKean on 11 October 2004
There are more murals planned, the Murals Group, called Invergordon Off the Wall, have a master plan for a trail of murals to use as a magnet for tourists to get them into the town and put Invergordon a little more on the map. If you want to view their website go to www.invergordonoffthewall.co.uk
Added by Maxine Smith on 26 April 2006
Noticed that a new mural has been painted on the other side of the high street now, with a picture of a lifeboat crew - it looks great, does anyone know if there are any more planned?
Anonymous comment added on 26 April 2006
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High Street Opening Ceremony - 9th October 2004

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