Ross-shire Journal old files from 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago

Published: Sun 10 Sep 2017

The old Kessock Ferry with dark clouds in the background. Picture courtesy of Tony Innes.

THE following extract from a private letter written by a private in the Cameron Highlanders to friends in Ross-shire gives a good idea of the spirits of our men at the front: "I hope fortune favours us until this dreadful war is finished. I have often tried to describe what it is really like out here, but words fail me entirely. Where I am at present all is quiet and peaceful, the landscape is a rich mixture of bright green and yellow, the cattle browsing on the pasture land and we can hear the whirr of the reaper.

Reflections from Ross-shire 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago

Published: Mon 28 Aug 2017

All the pupils at Newmore Primary School along with their teacher in the 1990s.

100 Years Ago Friday, August 31, 1917 AN old man named Harper, suddenly dropped dead at Ardjachie, near Tain, on Tuesday. He came to Tain some ten years ago, and traded round the district with a pack, and was out on his rounds when he died. He was a quiet respectable inhabitant. He had one son in the old army, who died in hospital, and another, a private in the Seaforths, who was recently killed at the Front. He leaves a widow, who as it happened, was away from home at the time.

Ross-shire Journal old files from 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago

Published: Tue 11 Jul 2017

The first set of triplets in Conon Bridge pictured in their prams. Picture courtesy of Tony Innes

100 Years Ago From the Ross-shire Journal of Friday, July 6, 1917 THE annual trip of schoolchildren attending the Sunday School of Dingwall Parish Church, took place on Saturday last, 30th June, to a field on the Knockbain heights, kindly placed at their disposal by Mr Peter Maccallum.