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The Invergordon Archive

Liz Taylor

memories of Invergordon that are special to me.

Ben Wyvis and the High Street A postcard showing the western end of the High Street. Experts could probably identify the cars, but...
Local Business Carpenters A. Moir
Invergordon Station A view of the station in days gone by. The old footbridge can be seen in all its glory.
Invergordon Butcher's shop Butcher's shop on corner of King Street and Clyde Street. This is now the Chinese Takeaway. In the d...
Invergordon Guides Irene and Wilma Grant in Guides and Brownie uniform.
Invergordon Air Raid Wardens W. H. George and daughter Elma. W. H. George was head Air Raid Warden.
Invergordon Air Raid Wardens Mrs. Evelyn Urquhart wearing the siren suit she bought to wear while on firewatch duty.
Wartime wedding Bill and Elma Leslie, who were married in October 1943, when Bill returned from serving in the Middl...
Invergordon Academy Invergordon Academy Sports 1938. Third from left in the front row is Nita Munro (Mrs. Macgregor). Si...
District Nurse Nurse Kyle, who came to Invergordon as the District Nurse in 1932
Invergordon - Balblair Ferry On the right is Munro Fraser, coxwain of the Invergordon/Balblair ferry. On the left is Davy Ross wh...
Norman 'Nonnie' Macleod Norman 'Nonnie' Macleod, father of Noreen Kelman of Noreen's and Kelly's.
A Local Face Mrs Angie Ross nee Emily Hill
A Local Face This photo has the caption: Leni Macdonald, Shore Road.
Local Face Willy Ogilvy, Chemist.
Invergordon Academy A school hockey team of the 1960s. Shown in the picture are Jay Anderson, Fiona Ferguson, Pamela Br...
Invergordon Academy A school sports team, but no other details available.
Invergordon Academy A small group outside the Dressing Hut. (see picture #304 for more details) Left to right: Charles ...
Invergordon Academy Primary 7, 1947 Back row, left to right: Justin Calder, Brian Mackenzie, Ross Budge, Ken MacPherson...
Invergordon Swimming Pool Mr. Privett giving swimming lessons at the Pool, Invergordon.
The Ross-shire Inter School Sports, 1960 Invergordon Academy boys winning team: George MacKay, John MacKay, Alistair Oag and George R. MacKay...
Invergordon Academy – Primary 6, 1953 Back row, left to right: Donald Stevenson, George MacLean, Donald Ross, Robert Davidson, John Campbe...
Invergordon Academy - Primary 6, 1955 Back row contains: Grant Boyd, John MacLaren, Sandy Lyall, James Will, Billy MacPherson, Ashley Mack...
Invergordon Academy - Primary 7, 1958 Back row, left to right: Donald Henderson, Robert Munro, George Strachan, Ronald Stewart, Stewart Wi...
Invergordon Academy The date is a guess. This class includes people who came into the secondary from Alness.
The Swimming Pool, Invergordon A rather nice summer scene at the pool.
Invergordon Academy Primary 7 - 1966 Back row, left to right: James Fraser, Tony Munro, Francis Geddes, Jackie Lane, Edward Mitchell, Ja...
Iain William Thomson Duff McHardy He was Priest of St Ninian's Episcopalian Church, Invergordon, from 1952 to 1974. Perhaps you may k...
Invergordon Academy - Primary 5 Liz Whiteford (nee Lane) has contributed this picture with the following: This is my school photo d...
Invergordon Red Cross, probably in the 1960s Standing left is my Mother, Polly Clark. Next to her is Jean Ross and in the same row 2nd right is B...
Invergordon Academy - Primary 1, 1965 This is my mam's school photo from 15th April 1965. Not sure what class they were in but I think may...
Old Invergordon Pretoria House - 53 Shore Road Invergordon. The picture shows the front of the shop around 1940.
Youngsters at Invergordon The same group as that shown in picture #565, again in the harbour area. Again, the date is a guess.
Youngsters at Invergordon A young group in the harbour area. The top of the Royal Hotel can be seen in the background. Recogni...
Old Invergordon Two happy youngsters in the harbour area. The cottages in the background thankfully still survive as...
The Queen in Invergordon The Queen meeting local dignitaries in Invergordon. Can anyone provide the names of the people and i...
Invergordon Distillery An event at the Distillery. Can anyone identify what is going on and any of the people in the pictur...
Ladies Football Team The date of this picture is not known.
Academy Class No general details are known about the year and which class. Back row: Ashley MacKenzie, Gordon Gib...
Retirement at the Hospital Willie Ledingham's retirement from the Ambulance Service- 1968 Back row (left to right): Dr Wilson,...
Invergordon Hospital The old Invergordon Hospital in its original form and how it must have looked in the 1920s and 30s. ...
Invergordon Red Cross A picture of the Red Cross taken in the mid 1950s. Left to right: Mary Proudfoot, ?, Barbara Clark,...
Invergordon Red Cross Rosa Smith (left) and Chris Fraser on duty at the 1956 Highland Games.
Invergordon Red Cross Back row (left to right): Mrs Galloway, Mrs Graham, Rosa Smith, Mrs Dempsey Front row: Mrs Proudfoo...
Invergordon Red Cross Left to right: Barbara Clark, Doris Shaw, Mrs Graham, Chris Fraser, Mary Proudfoot (apologies if any...
Invergordon Academy Class - 1959/60 David Smith (Skelly): This is a school photo taken around 1959/60 - I'm not sure of the exact date....
Gordon Andrews and his wife Dorothy Mackenzie This is a picture of Gordon Andrews and his wife Dorothy Mackenzie, outside Ness Cottage in Clyde St...
John Ross and Friend Dan MacDonald writes: This is my mate John Ross from Barbaraville, taken at the Dingwall Games abou...
The Andrews family This is the Andrews family who lived at Ness Cottage, Clyde Street from the 1930s until 1986. Jim An...
The MacKenzie Family This is the MacKenzie Family, Blackpark. Back row (left to right): Angie, Ian, Nan, Dan; Front Row...
Albert Watson on the Enterprise Albert Watson on the Enterprise in Cromarty Harbour. This is the boat most often used on the Invergo...
Invergordon Pipe Band Members Left to right: Johnny Lennox, Alex Urquhart and Davie MacKenzie at Golf View Terrace, Invergordon.
School Group This photo was taken at the west end of High Street where the old fountain was relocated during a sc...
Invergordon Academy Senior Football Team 1963-4 Back row (left to right): Kenny Forrest, John Mackay, George Mackay, Paul Tomberg, George R. Mackay,...
Invergordon Academy 6th year - 1965 Back row (left to right): John Clark, George Mackay, Doug Lennox, Brian Burn, Iain Allison; Third r...
Invergordon Football Team 197? Back row (left to right): Sandy Lyle, Gordon Mackay, Edmund Stainke, Michael Laird, Willie Macdonald...
Three Lads in the High Street This was taken in the High Street in 1967/8. From left are George Miller, Donald Rose and Bobby McCa...
The Ross family of Barbaraville A photo of the Ross family of Barbaraville, printed on a Privetts studios postcard - they are the si...
Clark Family photo? One of three photos inherited from the collection of Grandma Clark of Tigh Beag, Seabank Road (mothe...
Uncle Dick, Davie Moir and friends My uncle, Richard Borthwick lived in Invergordon from about 1946-1951. This is one of several photo...
Grandma Clark One of several old photos I inherited from the collection of Grandma Clark of Tigh Beag, Seabank Roa...
Invergordon Academy Class 3A - 1965 I'm sure names can be put to all the faces! Use the larger version to help.
Highland Gathering Left to right: William Martineau of Kincraig, Sir Ian Macpherson MP for Ross & Cromarty and William ...
Swimmers at the Pool Back row (left to right): Unknown, Jimmy Andrews, Davie Moir, Gordon Andrews, Lawrence Mackenzie, Do...
Picture House This is outside the Picture House, Invergordon. Left to Right: Elaina Maliki, Morris Scott, ? , and ...
Two Invergordon Wifies The year is around 1950 - taken at the backdoor of either 3 or 5 Outram St. The lady on the left as ...
Two Likely Lads at the Highland Gathering Chieftain Ewen Stewart with the Academy Rector John Macmillan. (Image kindly supplied by Invergor...
Invergordon Academy Attached is a second picture, of same class as shown in picture #891, taken 2 years later (1955). B...
The Jetblacks A comment from John Fraser at Picture #808 mentioned the Jetblacks. Here they are pictured in early ...
First Cousins Taken at front door 75 Clyde St. - not sure of the date. Ryall Dunn and her cousin Robert Dunn. Th...
Going to a Wedding Alistair MacGregor, his wife Nita, Danny Peterson and his wife Sally, outside Invergordon Church bef...
New House in Gordon Terrace Child: Ishbell Adams?, Mrs Mitchell, Jean Adams, Ena Geddes,? Jock Mitchell. This picture may be of...
Name That Tune Three Invergordon musicians, 1963 (date is a guesstimate).
Saltburn School Saltburn School: date ? Ocassion? (The date is a pure guess, but note the flags/bunting on the sc...
At the Church Will and Brenda MacKay, Hamish Allen, Chas and Alice Wilson, with an unidentified couple on the righ...
Frew's Garage staff dinner-dance Frew's Garage staff dinner-dance at the Mansfield Hotel, on Friday 29th January 1971.
Royal Hotel, Invergordon What a grand-looking building! The picture must date from the early 1900s. An expert could identify ...
Admiralty Pier, Invergordon I visited Invergordon in 1958 in HMS Apollo and this is a postcard I bought in the town. (The ide...
Park School The Elementary Department of Park School
Invergordon Harbour The Harbour at around 1900.
Invergordon Harbour The Harbour showing the railway line running along the pier.
Church of Scotland The Pulpit of the Church of Scotland Church, Invergordon
Invergordon High Street The Playhouse, Invergordon. This later became the Arts Centre. Like the approach to window cleaning...
Invergordon High Street The High Street in the early 1960s. Study of the cars parked helps to estimate the date. The Mark V...
Invergordon High Street J. E. Macdonald’s shop in the High Street.
High Street, Invergordon A postcard of the High Street, looking west. The Royal Hotel looks superb. The Hillman Minx parked o...
The Cottages, Invergordon A view of the cottages, looking east from the Distillery. A rather new looking hospital can be seen ...
Technical Department, Invergordon School Another view of this building (see picture #169), although in that picture it is described as the Hi...
Girls Hostel, Invergordon This later became the Viewfirth Hotel and is now Foxes Hotel. Situated on Saltburn Road, the view ha...
Old Invergordon - Ross Lane Ross Lane in approximately 1930. Pretoria House and the shop can be seen in the background of the ph...
The Promenade and Beach, Invergordon From Catherine: "This postcard was sent to my grandmother in 1948."
High Street Petrol Station How things were 40 years ago.
King Street The northern end of King Street with the crossroads with Clyde Street in the foreground. Beyond that...
Dunskaith or Dunskeath House With reference to the thread accompanying my photo (see picture #981) of Ben Wyvis regarding Dunskai...
The Royal Hotel Here is a picture of the burnt out Royal Hotel. It was taken in mid February 1973, the fire having o...
Flying Boat at Invergordon A Felixstowe flying boat at its moorings in the harbour during 1924. The aircraft was used for fishe...
The Bathing Pool, Invergordon Any idea of the date that this picture was taken?
Rosskeen Bay, Invergordon The foreshore west of Invergordon, looking west with Fyrish Hill in the background.
Church of Scotland See image 79. This is a much later view looking north across what are now Park School grounds.
Invergordon High Street South side of the High Street at the crossroads with King Street. The date is a guess.
An early aerial view of Invergordon An aerial view of the harbour and the town, probably taken between the Wars. Does anyone know the na...
Invergordon High Street Bisset's Temperance Hotel, 19 High Street, owned by William Bisset; c 1904.
Invergordon Level Crossing The western end of the town looking west, showing the railway line crossing the road. The picture is...
Invergordon Harbour A close-up of the Harbour showing the fencing barrier that was erected to separate the harbour from ...
Bathing Pool, Invergordon A corner of the Children's Paddling Pool, Invergordon. The North Sutor is in the background.
Invergordon Swimming Pool The swimming pool in its early days.
Invergordon Ferry Invergordon from the ferry. The boat at the end of the slipway is the same as that shown in picture ...
Invergordon Invergordon, looking up King Street.
Invergordon Castle The Avenue leading to Invergordon Castle. This was later developed and is the site of South Lodge ho...
Invergordon and the Cromarty Firth from the air An interesting aerial view of the town, looking west. The hospital can be seen in the foreground and...
Invergordon Harbour The east pier of the harbour showing remnants of the railway line which ran the full length of the p...
Novelty Card These twelve images formed the small collection contained in a Novelty Card. The images are shown ab...
Saltburn Road, Invergordon A postcard showing Saltburn Road before it was widened and linked into the by-pass (Shore Road). The...
Saltburn Road and Promenade, Invergordon A postcard of the view looking east from the swimming pool. This picture was probably taken in the 1...
Saltburn Road, Invergordon The view looking west, halway along Saltburn Road. The ship berthed at the Admiralty Pier is the sam...
Middle Pier, Invergordon A view from the harbour looking east towards the South Sutor. The two warships seem to have the same...
High Street Looking West, Invergordon A postcard giving a view of the High Street from the corner of the cross-roads outside what is now N...
Rough Seas at Invergordon A delightful tinted postcard taken from the sea front near to the Ship Inn, looking north-west. The ...
The Bathing Pool, Invergordon A view of the pool, looking east, with Saltburn Road and the former Girls Hostel in the background. ...
Hugh Miller Street, Invergordon The view from Shore Road. The large building, second from the left, is the Caledonian Public House -...
Saltburn Road, Invergordon The view looking east.
Castle Grounds and avenue of Lime Trees This is the present view of the old Highland Games field, with the flagpole still there, and what re...
Invergordon Hospital Another part of the old hospital which will be demolished following the completion of the new Hospit...
Saltburn A lovely old postcard of Saltburn looking east. The date is not known. (Image kindly supplied by ...
Top of High Street, Invergordon A black and white postcard entitled 'Invergordon' but is a view taken from the area of the house 'Ar...
Old Wartime Gun Emplacements at Nigg One of three photos of the gun emplacements situated just above the tunnel (see picture #985) which ...
Experimental tunnel at Nigg A photo of the experimental tunnel constructed by CFP and mentioned in one of the comments on pictur...
Polish Camp When Dad first came to the camp some huts were already there. He thinks the Norwegians were in them ...
Early Fifties Scout Camp From the left......... Ian Askew, Billy Mackay (kneeling), Sandy Mackay and George? or Ross? Macleod...
Invergordon Academy Primary 1 1962/3 Michael Coghill, who was brought up in Invergordon and moved with his family to Canada in May 1969, ...
Invergordon Academy Primary 7, 1950 Back row, left to right: George Mellon, Donald Munro, George Munro, Ian MacPherson,...
Invergordon Academy Senior Staff Retirement Dinner The retirement dinner held in 1975 for Mr. Milton and Mr. Cooney.
Raft BIGBRO - Invergordon Raft Race 2004 'Big Brother Alness Lifeguards' entry at last weekend's Invergordon Lifeboat Raft Race.
Invergordon Distillery Sports Day This picture is one of myself (Liz Whiteford - nee Lane) and Bel Moir taken at the Invergordon Disti...
Invergordon Academy Under 15 football team Invergordon Academy Under 15 football team 1977/78? Back row (Left to right): A Wilkie, R. Maclean,...
Basketball Team This one is a basketball team I think. Back row, left to right: Ross Mackay, John Mackay, Torquil Co...
Athletics Team Invergordon Athletics team. Back row: ?, Marie Pearson, ? Front row: ?, ? ,? Does anyone know the...
At the Dance This was taken at a dance, with Morris Scott and two dancers. Can anyone tell where this was taken a...
Invergordon Skiffle Group Invergordon Skiffle Group on the school steps. 1956 is written on the back of the photograph but unf...
Invergordon Academy I noted in John Fraser's comments elsewhere that there was a lack of school pictures of classes 2 ye...
Hogmanay 1956 Rear: Jock Mitchell, Billy Geddes,butcher & wife; Front: Mrs Mitchell,? ? Jean Adams.
Invergordon 3rd Year 1959 This is a photo of the 3rd year taken in, I think, 1959. Back row (Left to Right): George Pirie, Sa...
Fay and Angus MacKenzie's Wedding Day (24/10/1964) Taken at the Royal Hotel, Invergordon. Sadly Mum and my stepfather, Angus are no longer with us, so ...
Lindy Taylor's Birthday Party 1962 Left to Right (as in all one row): Lindy Taylor; Vanda Zawinski; Rosalind Pritchard; Elena Malicki;...
Captain Frederic Booth, Harbour Master Captain Frederic Booth, Harbour Master, Invergordon 1959-1964
The Navy's in Town Peg MacKay and Isobel Ross, with a couple of matelots, outside Madges tea-room at the corner of Ross...
Invergordon Academy Invergordon Academy, 1st or 2nd year, around 1964.
Hogmanay 1966 On the piano is young Joe Zawinski. Behind him are, left to right, Margaret Zawinski, Vanda Zawinski...
Pilot Boat or Invergordon Ferry? Is this the crew of what is thought to be the Invergordon/Cromarty Ferry? The date of the picture i...
Pilot Boat or Invergordon to Cromarty Ferry? This is thought to be one of the ferries that ran between Invergordon and Cromarty. It carried the p...
The Pier, Invergordon This picture is the centre view of the composite postcard shown in picture #523. The 'Pier' is prob...
Invergordon Harbour The Harbour Invergordon. The photo was used for a postcard and shows battleships moored in the Firth...
The upturned hull of HMS Natal - c1916 The Natal was sunk in the firth in 1915, by an explosion in the magazine. This shows the hull before...
H.M.S. Natal The Isolated Danger buoy marking the wreck of H.M.S. Natal.
The Wreck of HMS Natal Although HMS Natal sank in 1915 the date of this picture is not known.
Thief's Stone The is the Clach a'Mheirleich or Thief's Stone, which is a few yards off the road opposite the Boati...
Eastern end of Invergordon from the air One of four superb aerial views - this one showing the eastern end of the town. Click on the 'larger...
Invergordon SWRI This was taken in the Invergordon in the late 50s or early 60s and shows the Invergordon SWRI commit...
Invergordon Academy Primary 7 - 1959 Primary 7 of 1959 - Mrs. Wilson's Class Back Row left to right): Gordon Sutherland, George Mackay, ...
Queen's Visit This is a photo scanned from a newspaper cutting of the Queen’s visit in 1974/75(?). I am the tall...
Invergordon Academy Invergordon Academy (circa) 1938. My Uncle Donnie Hendry is in the 1st row, 2nd from the left. Bac...
Crowning of Invergordon Gala Queen Crowning of Invergordon Gala Queen Mairi Kennedy, I think in 1963, with attendants, on left Judith M...
Invergordon Academy The date is a guess. I think this is of two classes (or maybe a large primary 1 with some rising fiv...
Local Event What is this occasion?
Inchindown Fuel Storage Caverns The Inchindown Admiralty Underground Storage Depot was constructed between 1939 and 1941. It consist...
Invergordon Smelter This picture is taken from the transfer tower in 1970. I worked as a rigger constructing the conveyo...
Invergordon Academy This photo is of Invergordon Academy outside Park building. I think it was taken approx mid 1940s? ...
Legion Get-together The occasion is unknown, possibly early 1960s and maybe in British Legion. Left to right - J Mackay...
School Football Team Back Row: Alistair Hunter, David Stephen, Torquil Cowan, Alistair Mackay, Billy Munro, Michael Borle...
On the High Street Gordie Peterson on the High Street, taken outside MacKenzie's butcher shop, 1964. Roddy Wood and Rod...
Railway Deliveries From left to right: James Dick (railwayman...porter), the Station Master?, and John Duguid Ross coll...
Invergordon Service Base An aerial view of the Service Base under construction. The date of the photo is not known.
Invergordon Academy A school picture taken in the late '50s.In the back row, 7th from the left, is my brother Gordon Kei...
A Sunderland flying boat at its mooring. It is presumed that this is in the Cromarty Firth and perhaps details in the background can confirm ...
Working in the Mail Sorting Office Hamish Askew in the mail sorting office behind the old post office on High Street in 1960s.
Askew Family Portrait Studio portrait of Cathie, Jim, Hamish and Iain Askew taken in photographers in Dingwall, early 1940...
Annie & George Mitchell's children Annie & George Mitchell's children in approx. 1915. From L to R are: Elspet, Charlotte, Crissie, Be...
Invergordon Football Team Invergordon football team, probably taken early/mid 1950s. Some of the players are also in picture #...
Invergordon High Street Later development of Macleod's shop.
Rosskeen An old aerial view of Rosskeen Church, looking north. In the foreground is Achnagarron, and to the n...
Bella Vista and the Cromarty Firth This photo is of the Cromarty Firth and the Sutors beyond with the rear of my former family home 'Be...
Hamish Askew This photo is of my late father Hamish Askew, taken in the garden of 65 Clyde Street, I believe, som...
Staff at Invergordon Post Office (The date of the picture is unknown)
Staff at Invergordon Post Office (Date of the picture is unknown)
Jim Maclennan Jim Maclennan – church organist and music teacher (date unknown)
Recital at the YMCA Violin and piano recital at the YMCA Invergordon – taken by flashlight. Alick the Polish violinist...
Highland Dancers Highland dancers at the Recreation Grounds, Invergordon, about 1958 - 1959.
Invergordon Primary Invergordon Primary, 1960, Primary 5.
Margaret O'Neill and a very young Isabel Moir This is a photo of Isabel Anderson Moir, daughter of Davie and Jessie Moir, and 16 year old me, take...
Class of 1931-32 Invergordon Academy Back Row: L-R: Lionel Mitchell, ?, John Hendry,Christie ?, George Stephen, Alistair Ramsay, Willie ...

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