Published: 11/04/2008 00:00 - Updated: 30/11/2011 12:05

44 Years Ago

Friday, 10th April, 1964 OBITUARIES: Henrietta, wife of Roderick Cameron, youngest daughter of the late Angus Macleod, pointsman, Alness station, sister of Mrs Cameron, Coulhill, Alness. At 34 Rowan Road, Inverness, Jessie Ann Cowie, wife of Alexander Denoon. At 24 Arabella, Nigg Station, David Gray, husband of the late Isabella Reid. At Forest Cottage, Conon Bridge, Mary Munro, wife of the late Donald Jack. Isabella Stewart, wife of Robert Jack, Polnicol Cottages, Delny. Christina Mackay, Woodgate, Dornoch, second wife of the late Rev William Johnstone, MA, Dalrymple, Ayrshire. At Ardmeanach, Fortrose, Robert Junor, husband of Margaret Pirrie, aged 70 years. At 59 Averon Road, Alness, Robert Macdonald, husband of Margaret Munro, aged 76 years. Elizabeth MacIntosh, wife of John Mackerracher, 15 Averon Road, Alness. At "Mdiza", Dornoch, Jemima Sutherland, wife of David Macleod, grocer. At Craigard, Obsdale, Alness, Margaret Kerr, aged 92 years, wife of the late Donald Ross, Newbridge, Alness. James Ness MacBean Ross, MC and Bar, MD, FRCS (Edin), Glen Rose, Mickleham, formerly of Sutton, husband of Betty, father of David, and grandson of the late Provost David Ross, manager of the Caledonian Bank, Dingwall. At 2 Main Street, Balintore, Catherine Ross, wife of Joseph Sutherland. Peter Angus Macdonald, 9 Fingal Road, Dingwall, car park attendant, husband of the late Henrietta MacGregor. At 11 Meiklefield Road, Dingwall, Margaret Turnbull, wife of the late John Mackay. From being two goals down after ten minutes, Ross County FC fought back valiantly to defeat Inverness Thistle 10-2 at Victoria Park, Dingwall. This was County at their best. Godsman and Urquhart scored for Thistle, and Sammy Wilson (3), Dusty Vass (3), Tommy Ross (3) and Jim Hosie for County. Alex Young, Ross County FC player-coach for the past six years has retired from the game. Alex, who conducts a grocery business in Fortrose is recovering from an operation. He joined Aberdeen FC in 1950 and played for the Dons for eight seasons before being "freed" from his contract in April 1958, when he signed a five-year contract as player-coach with Ross County. Due to the lack of support, Ardgay Football Club has withdrawn from the Ross-shire Welfare FA. Kildary has rejoined the Association but is having difficulty finding a pitch as their former playing area is up for sale. Newtonmore Shinty Club won the MacGillivray Cup for the 10th time, when they defeated Caberfeidh 2-0 in the final at Inverness. With the absence of Johnny Sinclair and Andrew MacQuarrie, Cabers did not have an opportunity to settle to a regular set-up and their play suffered. Brian Stewart and G Fraser were the More scorers. Cabers played well, and perhaps their most outstanding player in defence was Ian (Sparrow) Macdonald. Their team was: Donnie Macdonald, John MacGregor, Fred Bartlett, Ian Macdonald, Billy Bartlett, Neil Macdonald, Doy Fraser, Jimmy Anderson, Sandy MacGregor, Sandy Macleod, Charlie MacGillivray and Ian Bartlett. Kinlochshiel Shinty Club defeated Lovat 5-3 at Inverness in a semifinal tie in the Strathdearn Cup competition. Shiel scorers were Ian Campbell (3), I Matthews and Mathieson. R Hughes scored a hat-trick for Lovat. Lt-Commander and Mrs R C Dumas gave a party for their friends on the eve of their departure from the Boom Defence Depot at Aultbea. They are to take over the Morefield Hotel, Ullapool. The Commander is to be succeeded at Aultbea by Lt Commander F Murray. Mr W W Archibald, Kyle, presided at an informal musical entertainment in Balmacara Hotel, in aid of Mod Funds. The organisers were Mr P Grant and Miss K B Milner. Artistes taking part were: Miss Milner, Mrs Grant, Mrs Job, Miss Jean Matheson, Miss Ishbel Maclean, Messrs W W Archibald, D Kloster, M Mackenzie, K Mackenzie and H Macrae. Buildings at Dalmore Distillery were extensively damaged by fire on Sunday evening. Damage is estimated at £50,000 or more. Firemen from Inverness, Dingwall, Invergordon and Tain fought the blaze. The fire is believed to have started in the stillhouse, which accommodated two of the Distillery's smaller stills. Before it was completely gutted, the timbered and slated roof caved in. Flames spread through to the wort-cooling room and then to the tun room, both of which were completely gutted. The distillery will be out of production for a month or two. Miss Lesley Blair, who conducted "Romper Room" on Grampian Television, and Mr James Spankie, the Grampian TV announcer, were present at Muir of Ord Youth Club's dance in the Public Hall, and chose the Queen of Clubs. Their choice fell on attractive Miss Patsy Cameron, 13 Pritchard Crescent, Beauly. Music for dancing was played by the Tornados. Pte Kenneth Jack (Rosemarkie), Queen's Own Highlanders, is a member of the "Sidi Barrani" Squad in Fort George, which is marching 98 miles to its new Highland Brigade Depot at Bridge of Don, Aberdeen. The squad has completed seven of its 11 weeks' basic training. Mr W F (Billy) Maclean, fourth son of Mr and Mrs Calum Maclean, 7 Bridgend Avenue, Dingwall, has received an appointment with the Clydesdale and North of Scotland Bank in Banff. Since he left school, Billy has been employed in the Dingwall Branch. A keen sportsman he is treasurer of the Ross-shire Sports and Athletics Club, and is captain of its Basketball Section. Loch Achonachie Angling Club reports that its lease of the middle beat of the River Blackwater (including the Board Pool at Moy Bridge) is paying dividends. Six salmon have been caught and all except one were still sea-liced when taken.

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