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Reflections from Ross-shire

Published: Sat 06 Aug 2016

Faces from the past... a gathering of men with four identified as Rev Finlay MacKinnon, Mr John McCaskill, Mr W B MacRae and Mr A Campbell

Friday, 4th August, 1916 AN accident, which proved fatal, occurred at the new slip in Invergordon during its erection. Charles Macpherson, 8 Clyde Street, employed at the works as a carpenter, was thrown by the swing of a crane from the slip to a raft of wood in the water, 20 feet beneath.

Reflections from Ross-shire

Published: Sat 30 Jul 2016

An old lum in Dingwall, pictured prior to 1905, possibly George Street, though the picture may have been reversed. Picture courtesy of Dingwall Museum Trust

100 years ago Friday, 28th July, 1916 MUNLOCHY - In the Dingwall Sheriff Court on Tuesday before Sheriff Harvey, George Macleod, farm grieve, Belmaduthy, was charged with having on 15th July, on the road at the farm servants' house, discharged in a reckless manner a shotgun in the direction of Alex Ross and Donald Fletcher, and hit one of them with one of the pellets.

Reflections from Ross-shire

Published: Sat 23 Jul 2016

Dingwall WRI members in the guise of the Romper Room during the 1968 Dingwall Gala week. Picture courtesy of Dingwall Museum

Friday, 21st July, 1916 ACHNASHEEN - A nice little function took place on Tuesday night, when the local troop of the Boy Scouts met Scout-Corpl James Dick, clerk at the railway station, and presented him with a gift of money, on the occasion of his leaving the district for a more remunerative post with the same company.

Reflections from Ross-shire

Published: Sun 17 Jul 2016

Portmahomack pontoon

100 Years Ago Friday, 14th July, 1916 A HEAVY rainfall was experienced in Dingwall over the weekend. All Friday until far into Sunday morning, rain fell incessantly. The rainfall over the country stands unparalleled for a long number of years.

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