Invergordon Places

Invergordon Community Collage

Invergordon has played an important role in the Naval History of the UK.

The oil storage tanks are a relic of Invergordon's  role in both World Wars. 

Invergordon Features

 Former fountain at the West Entrance to the Town - A Memorial to King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, erected in 1902. This was originally situated at the crossroads in the centre of Invergordon.

Inscription at the base of the fountain.

Invergordon War Memorial.

Three views of the Polish war memorial.

Albyn Housing Society, High Street, Invergordon.

A new mural has been painted on this building. The mural, the first in what is hoped will be a series, is based on an idea which started in the port and town of Chemainus on Vancouver Island in Canada and has been created through a local group called "Invergordon Off The Wall".

Invergordon Naval and Heritage Museum, Hayes Hall, High Street, Invergordon

This museum opened its doors for the first time on Tuesday 1 June 2004. The long-awaited development celebrates Invergordon and the Cromarty Firth's long association with the British Navy and momentous events such as the sinking of HMS Natal in 1915 and the Invergordon Mutiny. It should be open on the days a cruise liner is in port, from 10.00 hours, and hopes to serve teas, coffees and shortbread.

The Hayes Hall / Royal British Legion.

The museum is located only 150 metres from the Admiralty Pier, where most of the cruise liners berth, in Hayes Hall, which is part of the Royal British Legion, between High Street and Shore Road.

Display showing detail of Invergordon Hospital.

Some of the weapons and artefacts recovered from the wreck of HMS Natal, which exploded in December 1915 in the Cromarty Firth with the loss of 400 people. The explosion occurred while a party was taking place and the ship keeled over and sank in minutes. Rumour suggestged sabotage but faulty cordite was held to be the cause.

John Henry Dods, Dalgheal, Evanton, his wife Annie Farrer, and their children Dorothy Elizabeth, Marcus Palliser and John Frederick, all of whom perished when HMS Natal exploded in the Cromarty Firth on 30 December.  [Cutting courtesy of Mhairi Mackenzie]

A display of antique cameras at the museum.

Models of an oil rig and a lifeboat.

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