Dingwall Places


Ben Wyvis 3432 ft (1046m) as seen from south entrance to Dingwall.   Petrol station forecourt no longer exists and the building formerly known as The Park (out of sight) is now a local authority office.  [Photo J W Bruce, 2001]    


Dingwall and the Black Isle from Dochcarty.  [Photo Dingwall Camera Club]    


The Black Isle from Cluny Hill.

 
The Cromarty firth and Black Isle taken from the old ferry crossing Dingwall - Alcaig. 




Towering above Dingwall is the Macdonald monument, built to honour Major General Sir Hector Macdonald, a local man who rose from Private through the ranks of the British Army.  He was victor of the battle of Omdurman in the Sudan war.  His monument is surrounded by the local cemetery known as Mitchell Hill.


The Macdonald Memorial in course of construction [F W Urquhart photograph]

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Around Dingwall

Enjoy viewing some of the places around Dingwall. The photographs you will see were lent to the Ross and Cromarty Heritage Society by the Dingwall Camera Club.


Hill Street


Park Street with the Free Church in the background.


Dingwall station.


A snowy Ferry Road.

   
The Territorial Army building on Ferry Road.


Police Station, adjacent to Fingal Lodge.


Freemasons Lodge Fingal situated at the west end.


Houses in Boggan Bank, opposite Fingal Lodge.


Older properties include Lochiel Place.


And Nicol's Court.


Across the High Street from Nicol's Court was Woolworths store which closed, nationally, in 2008 and became the Factory Shop in 2010.


Looking down the "close" adjacent to Munro's butcher's shop towards the windows of Dingwall Camera Club's base. 

 
And the gates leading to Eagle Close, adjacent to Eagle House, in turn adjacent to Dingwall Town Hall.


The mechanism of the Town Clock, now redundant following renovation of the town hall tower.


For a few years the Mercat Cross was sited outside the Towh Hall but due to deterioration it was moved into Dingwall Museum.,


Aerial view of Church Street.


Church Street at ground level, looking towards High Street.




At the foot of Church Street you would have found the two auction marts, now combined and operating on a site outwith Dingwall.




Adjacent to the marts' site is St Clement's Church.


Across the road from St Clement's, in Tulloch Street, stands the Old Academy complex and in this building is the Community Centre.


"Over the fence" from the Old Academy lies the site of the former Dingwall Castle including its Doocot, seen here surrounded by scaffolding and awaiting repairs to its structure.


A short distance from the Doocot is the Episcopal Church.



Also, at the top of Tulloch Street is the Bank of Scotland.


At the start of Craig Road is the canal built by Thomas Telford.


A less attractive photo of part of the canal with the Cromarty Firth in the background. [Photo source unknown]



A short distance away, on your left, is Pefferside Park boating pond.


Behind the pond could be seen Dingwall Academy, opened in 1939, with its extensive playingfields in front, on which the "new" Dingwall Academy now stands.


At the foot of 'Kinnairdie brae' the home and garden of Mr William Logan whose construction firm built the Tay Road Bridge, several of the hydro dams and power stations around the Highlands. His firm employed mainly local labour.


On the road to Tulloch Castle hotel are the Tulloch flats, once known as Mackay Hostel, the home of boys from the west coast who attended Dingwall Academy.


To the left of Tulloch flats is Dingwall Primary School, originally part of Dingwall Academy but now a separate building.
 
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