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The Invergordon Archive

Caroline Robb

My mother's family lived in Invergordon from the late 1920s (and in Saltburn/Glenmorangie/Meddit before that) to the present day, so I want to gather up any pictures they might be interested in.

Invergordon Academy Primary 7, 1947 Back row, left to right: Justin Calder, Brian Mackenzie, Ross Budge, Ken MacPherson...
Official Unveiling of the first Invergordon Mural The unveiling ceremony took place on the afternoon of Saturday 12th June 2004. Following the unveili...
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 Brownies Invergordon Brownies at about 1932. Back Row: Margot MacKay, ?, ?, Freda Archer, Dolly MacPherson, ...
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 East end of the High Street, Invergordon. Seabank Road is just a cart track. Picture thought to be t...
Invergordon Cubs Football Team, 1936 Back row, left to right: B. Dalgarno, G. Parker, R. MacDonald, G. Jamieson, ?, G. Ogilvie; Front ro...
Invergordon High Street Later development of Macleod's shop.
Invergordon High Street Later development of Macleod’s shop.
Taylors Garage In the doorway: Mr. Bill Taylor, Miss Ina MacLeod and Mr. Adam Taylor. See picture #14 and picture ...
Leisure time during the First World War A picnic in 1917; L to R: Isa Hall, Jim Macleod, Nella Ross, Huellen Macleod, Jack Johnstone, John H...
Invergordon Air Raid Wardens A. R. P. Wardens in the 2nd World War. Back Row: ? Murdoch, ? MacKenzie, Duguid Ross, John MacMilla...
Fund Raising Red Cross Daffodil sale in Invergordon High Street, March 1962
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...
District Nurse Nurse Kyle, who came to Invergordon as the District Nurse in 1932
British Legion Pipe Band The British Legion Pipe Band march down the High Street. In the background is Taylors Garage. See pi...
Invergordon British Legion The Invergordon British Legion football team who played the London Scottish in July 1937 at the 'Rec...
Invergordon Bowling Club Winners of the Bowling Club’s Dewar Trophy, 1933. Back row, left to right: A. W. Ross, D. A .M. Ros...
Invergordon Girls' Club Girl's Club - The Tenth Anniversary Party in the Joss Street Hall. L to R: Ena Gordon, Ann Macleod,...
Invergordon Girls' Club Girl's Club - A beach party on the Black Isle. The date is unknown.
Invergordon Girls' Club A day at Burn's Cottage, Alloway, - Invergordon Girls' Club which was founded in October 1944.
Invergordon Tennis Club Members of Invergordon Tennis Club with Polish soldiers: 1945 - 46.
Invergordon Tennis Club Invergordon Tennis Club - 1940s. The small child at the front is Mrs. Oag.
Invergordon Wolf Cub Pack The First Invergordon Wolf Cub Pack – Club Picnic at Nigg, 1932 Back row, left to right: W. Forsyth...
John Cross MC with Reid Ross MM Any more information about this photo? The date is a guess.
A Local Face This photo has the caption: Leni Macdonald, Shore Road.
Alexander W. Macgregor ?? Judging by the comments, it is generally agreed that this is Alistair Magregor, not his father Alexa...
Demolished Fountain at the Cross Roads Taken before the 2nd World War: L. to R. Harry Urquhart, Benny Bissett, Joe Christian.
Invergordon - Balblair Ferry On the right is Munro Fraser, coxwain of the Invergordon/Balblair ferry. On the left is Davy Ross wh...
Girl Guides Miss H L MacDonald, Captain of the first Girl Guide Company in Invergordon in 1919.
Girl Guides Any information about this picture?
Invergordon Academy Academy 6th year 1945 - 6. On their return to the Academy when it was released by the RAF.
Invergordon Academy Teachers at the Academy before the War: Mrs. Gray (Latin, French and First Year), Mrs. Dick (P. E. )...
Invergordon Academy Invergordon Academy Sports 1938. Third from left in the front row is Nita Munro (Mrs. Macgregor). Si...
Church of Scotland The Rev. Duncan Fraser, who came to Invergordon Church in 1927, where he remained as Minister until ...
Invergordon High Street The Playhouse, Invergordon. This later became the Arts Centre. Like the approach to window cleaning...
Invergordon Town Councillors Here is a photo of the Town Council sometime between 1945-54. Back row: Mrs Brownhill, Mrs Reid, ...
Invergordon Invergordon, looking up King Street.
Invergordon Harbour The Harbour showing the railway line running along the pier.
Invergordon Harbour Invergordon Harbour and what appears to be a raft - perhaps the Raft Race or similar?
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 Donkey Bridge The small bridge providing pedestrian access from the western end of the town to the foreshore and t...
Shivas Cycle Agency The Shivas Cycle Agency in the High Street, now Somerfields store. The date of this picture is unkn...
Raft SHRECK - Invergordon Raft Race 2004 The 'Shrekkies' of Albyn Housing Invergordon, third overall, winners of the 'Whyte & Mackay Invergor...
Invergordon Academy 1935 - 1937 Back row, left to right: ?, Bill Clark, Sandy Ross, ?.
The Queen in Invergordon High Street Her Majesty the Queen on walkabout in the High Street during her visit in 1987. Can you identify who...
Invergordon Harbour Panorama of the harbour and town from a warship. The year is not known.
Invergordon Harbour The Harbour Invergordon. The photo was used for a postcard and shows battleships moored in the Firth...
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...
Church of Scotland The Pulpit of the Church of Scotland Church, Invergordon
Invergordon Academy A school picture taken in the late '50s.In the back row, 7th from the left, is my brother Gordon Kei...
'The Pierrots' Between the Wars, Invergordon had its own concert party 'The Pierrots'. L to R back row: H.L. Macdon...
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...
Youngsters at Invergordon A young group in the harbour area. The top of the Royal Hotel can be seen in the background. Recogni...
High Street, Invergordon A postcard showing the High Street looking East. The date is a guess but the black Austin A50 parked...
Sunrise in the Firth A simply stunning picture by Billy Winton which, as he says, is: "a photo I took at work in Invergor...
Sale of Inverbreakie Farm John Mann sells his farm to make way for the new Smelter. Can the date be pinpointed as the year is ...
John Ross and Friend Dan MacDonald writes: This is my mate John Ross from Barbaraville, taken at the Dingwall Games abou...
Fancy Dress Parade Left to Right: Kenny Urquhart (Piper), Sandy MacKinnon, Alex Urquhart, Colina MacLaren and Agnes Bor...
The MacKenzie Family This is the MacKenzie Family, Blackpark. Back row (left to right): Angie, Ian, Nan, Dan; Front Row...
Invergordon Academy 6th year - 1965 Back row (left to right): John Clark, George Mackay, Doug Lennox, Brian Burn, Iain Allison; Third r...
Park School The Elementary Department of Park School
Queen Mary 2 off Nigg One of a series of fine photographs taken by Andrew Smith.
Fashion Show This seems to be a fashion show in the theatre. One wonders whether it has any connection to the act...
High Street, Invergordon A postcard dating back to the 1960s, at a guess, showing the High Street, looking East. Lots of Hill...
Castle Road and Fountain, Invergordon A postcard of the view north at the High Street cross-roads.The date of the picture is unknown, but ...
Invergordon Academy Invergordon Academy Football Team; date unknown.
Seaforth Highlanders Back Row: Ackie Ross (Millcraig), Richard Geddes, Murdo Murray, Dune MacDonald, Colin Ross (Saltburn...
School Sports on the Naval Grounds The three-legged race on the Naval Grounds with the tanks in the background. The rather damaged pict...
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...
Invergordon High Street Mackenzie’s Newsagents and Tobacconist. The date of this picture is unknown.
Local Event What is this occasion?
Class of 1931-32 Invergordon Academy Back Row: L-R: Lionel Mitchell, ?, John Hendry,Christie ?, George Stephen, Alistair Ramsay, Willie ...
Mackenzie Brothers - Butchers A photo of my father (left) James Mackenzie (Jim) and my grandfather Alex Mackenzie (right), who own...
Invergordon Academy Invergordon Academy Primary 3, 1938 Back row, left to right: Ronald Garson, Hugh Mellon, Ian Fraser...
Birthday Party This is probably a 1946/7 (?) Birthday Party. The boy with the ball is Donald Sutherland. The boy se...
Fancy dress This is from the Town Gala of 1950. In those days we had a Gala week which involved many events, one...
Swimmers at the Pool Back row (left to right): Unknown, Jimmy Andrews, Davie Moir, Gordon Andrews, Lawrence Mackenzie, Do...
Primary School Class This dates from 1950 or 1951. Can you put names to faces?
Davey Bodell This is a letter from Sid (with some minor adjustments) which explains all: Hi Harry, I'm a fri...
Bodell's Delivery Van This is Davey Bodell's father's old Ford 8 delivery van. Please see picture #888 for more informatio...
Going to a Wedding Alistair MacGregor, his wife Nita, Danny Peterson and his wife Sally, outside Invergordon Church bef...
Invergordon Red Cross Left to right: Barbara Clark, Doris Shaw, Mrs Graham, Chris Fraser, Mary Proudfoot (apologies if any...
Invergordon Red Cross Back row (left to right): Mrs Galloway, Mrs Graham, Rosa Smith, Mrs Dempsey Front row: Mrs Proudfoo...
Thomson Campbell Drummer Thomson Campbell of Portleich, Barbaraville.
Clyde Street A view of Clyde Street looking west from the corner of Bank Street. The date of the picture is a gue...
Invergordon Postcard A composite postcard showing a variety of views, some of which have been seen before. The precise da...
Local Football Team Back row:- ?, ?, Kenny Moir, ?, ?, Alec Urquhart (my father), ? Front row:- ?, ?, Eddie Edmeades,...
Girls' Trip to Glasgow The date is not known.
Mackenzie Brothers - Butchers A photo of my father (left) James Mackenzie (Jim) and my grandfather Alex Mackenzie (right), who own...
Family picture Gordon (my dad), Gran, Aunts Lil and Jet, August 1946.
Family Group A more recent picture of Lil, Dorothy, Gordon, Jet and Eileen taken at Tomich farmhouse 2011/12.
A Local Scene The Chimney sweep visiting the Ship Hotel.
Saltburn School Saltburn School: date ? Ocassion? (The date is a pure guess, but note the flags/bunting on the sc...
Lt. John Reid Gibson Ross MC Reid Ross in 1944 wearing parachute silk round his neck. He was awarded the Military Cross for brave...
H.M.S. Newcastle HMS Newcastle "Southampton" class cruiser, a frequent visitor to Invergordon during WW-II. One of se...
Old Invergordon Pretoria House - 53 Shore Road Invergordon. The picture shows the front of the shop around 1940.
First Cousins Taken at front door 75 Clyde St. - not sure of the date. Ryall Dunn and her cousin Robert Dunn. Th...
Class of 1931-32 Invergordon Academy Back Row: L-R: Lionel Mitchell, ?, John Hendry,Christie ?, George Stephen, Alistair Ramsay, Willie ...

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