Dingwall History

Dingwall Community Collage
Presenting the regimental colours to the Seaforths.

Opening of the North Star office,  (Harper's Court), 1893.

Presentation of cannon 1899.

Presentation of cannon 1899.

The cannon being hauled up Mitchell Hill .... [Photo RCHS]

.... and fired on some important occasion.
[Photo RCHS]

Hector Macdonald monument - old photo.

The great snowstorm of December 1906.  Cutting through a drift on the Dingwall-Kyle line, at Achterneed.

The great snow storm (Dec. 1906). Getting ready to charge the huge mass that blocked the Skye line at Auchterneed, near Dingwall.

The great snow storm (Dec. 1906). Clearing the block on the line at Auchterneed, near Dingwall.
Cannons in action on 23 May 1907 at the opening of the Hector Macdonald monument.

Modern photo of the monument, including cannon. [Photo RCHS]

The fleet at Cromarty
The fleet at Cromarty

Dingwall events in old photographs

[All photos courtesy of Dingwall Museum Trust unless otherwise stated.]

Presenting a gold key to the Countess of Cromartie, 1904/7? following the opening of a refurbished town hall.

Seaforth and Mrs Stewart-Mackenzie arriving at municipal buildings, Dingwall, to receive the freedom of the burgh, 2 November 1906.  Car registration JS1.

Workstall no. 2 Dingwall bowling club bazaar 28 August 1907.  Written on the back: This is one of the bazaar stall-holders.  Very wet for two days.  All well at home, hope this finds you likewise.  Do you know any of them? Miss C.A. McRae, Stathmore, Hawick

Cast of Dingwall amateur operatic society's HMS pinafore in early 20th century.

Coronation of King George V, 1911-1912.  Divine service at Dingwall.

Unveiling of war memorial at the start of Ferry Road?  Carnaby Lodge (later destroyed by fire) on left.

A parade of some kind, event and date unknown.  [Photo RCHS]

Same parade?  [Photo RCHS]

Possibly a fancy dress parade since the horse-drawn fire engine appears to be decorated.  [Photo RCHS]

A civic event of some sort?  Possibly Town Council members on steps.  [Photo RCHS]

Some years later - Dingwall Players' production of Quiet Weekend.

Fancy dress cycle parade participants from Muir of Ord, taken outside Dingwall Town Hall.

Opening of Dingwall bowling green, 1933.

Coronation of King Geo9rge VI on 12 May 1937 - section of Dingwall's procession.

Dingwall annual charity football match in aid of Ross Memorial Hospital, 20 May 1937.  Queen Mary ' crossing the line' at half time. 

'Dod' Finlayson shaking hands with Prince Andrew (occasion?). First on left is Frazer Morrison. (George, or 'Dod', Finlayson was a Convener of Ross and Cromarty District Council; Fraser Morrison owned Morrison Construction).

Royal British Legion, Dingwall,  Remembrance Service 1990.  l-r:  Rev Gordon Holroyd, Rev Graeme Henderson, Mrs Mary Deverill.

Royal British Legion, Dingwall, Remembrance Service 1990.

Remembrance Sunday parade.  [Photo Dingwall Camera Club]

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