Nigg and Shandwick History

Nigg and Shandwick Community Collage
Steve Mackenzie (Wilma's father) with horse at Easter Rarichie.
Steve Mackenzie (Wilma's father) with horse at Easter Rarichie.

In front of Dunskaith House (Sonny Macintosh) before the fire of 1960.
In front of Dunskaith House (Sonny Macintosh) before the fire of 1960.

In front of Nigg Ferry Hotel, c1950.
In front of Nigg Ferry Hotel, c1950.

Photo from Jane Weir (taken at Carse of Bayfield).
Middle back row - Alice Munro (Greta and Alice Johnstone's mother who died in 1926).
Front right - Duncan Munro (Invercarron) who was born at Carse of Bayfield.

Rev Norman Mackay, sister, wife, mother and children.

Rev Norman Mackay, sister and friends on cliff on Nigg Hill.


Rev Norman Mackay, sisters and friends at the Arch, Nigg.


Rev Norman Mackay and group at Nigg.


l-r: Mrs Whyte, Rev. Whyte (Moderator), Rev. Mackay's mother, Mrs Mackay and three children, Isabella Mackay - 1924.


Rev Norman Mackay, wife and daughter with car.


Mrs Mackay on Nigg pier with Dunskaith House in background.


Three girls at Nigg ferry (Mackay sisters).


Rev Norman Mackay's sister Isabella.


Outside Castlecraig House about mid-1970s.

Left to right: "Ladybird" Johnson, Janie Robertson, Sir Philip Southwell and John Robertson. The Johnson family owned 40% of Brown and Root hence Labybird's visit to the Nigg site. The story goes that Mrs Rhind saw mention of the development going to Spain, alerted John Robertson and they rushed down to London to try and persuade the development be brought to Nigg instead of Spain. Sir Philip Southwell came north and they laid on a police escort to Nigg from the airport and back and thereafter it was agreed Nigg would be the chosen site. This explains Ladybird's visit to Castlecraig. Jamie Stone might have written an article for the Ross-shire Journal about the visit to London by Mrs Rhind and John Robertson based on information from Mrs Rhind during her lifetime.

"Ladybird" Johnson, Sir Philip Southwell and John Robertson at Castlecraig.


Anne and Hunter Gordon, c.1940s.

Pitcalnie School at the end of the 19th Century. While some of the children in the font row are wearing boots, many of them are bare-footed.
Pitcalnie School at the end of the 19th Century. While some of the children in the font row are wearing boots, many of them are bare-footed.

Nigg Parish Photographs

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Tom Macdonald, grieve at Culnaha.


Clay of Allan Smithy - Eddie Fraser and Steve Mackenzie.


Leading a pony down from Nigg Hill with 'Nigg Street' in the background.


Babbity McCrum's mother, Mrs Ross, Seaside Cottage.


Mr and Mrs McCrum, Seaside Cottage.


Mr and Mrs Munro, Betty and Mabel.


Granny Munro outside wooden cottage at Pitcalzean.


Mabel and Betty Munro (Dallas).


Six youngsters - Betty, Mabel and Westfield children.


Mrs Dallas's aunt Lexie taking water from a well at Nigg Ferry.


Mrs Scott with Monica and Flag outside Nigg Old Manse.


Group outside Nigg Old Cemetery.


Iris Ross, Evanda Hamilton, Joan Calder, Bayfield Street, c.1953.

Mary Mackenzie, Alice Fraser, Isobel Robertson, Eddie Robertson, Evanda Hamilton, Robin Alston, Margaret Nicholson, plus two, c.1950s.


Iris Ross, Jack and Chris Calder, Nigg ferry, 195?


Isobel Robertson, Iris Ross, Mary Mackenzie (Cowan), ?


Annie and Jimmy Smith.


Jack and Babs Spence and Geordie Ross at Nigg Mains, 195?.

RAF and WAAF personnel including Denis Macdonald's mother (probably not in Scotland).


Donald Ross with his mother and daughter Eve, early 20th century.


Joan Calder, Jessie Macintosh, Iris Ross.


Jack Ross, Bayfield Street, 1955.

Archie Ross and sister (Teenie) with Charlie the spaniel.


Charlie the spaniel dressed up.


May at Brora, 1936.




Birthday party in Nicholson family's garden (Shepherd at Culnaha), c.1956. Nicholson boys plus Joan Cumming, Margaret Nicholson (School House).


Bob, Joan, Pat (Munro of Foulis).  Nigg, October 1935.


Foulis Moor, October 1935.
Margy, E. Leach, P. Johnson, Hector, Robert, George, Joan, Pat.  ("Pat" was Patrick Munro of Foulis, Chief of Clan Munro.)


Violet's new Morris 12, August 1936 at Dunskaith.


Mrs Bray, Christopher and Rosemary Bray, Mrs Mills, Violet, fishing at Nigg, May 1936.


Evelyn, Claire, John Mackenzie, Lucy, August 1936.


Nigg 1937.


Lucy and Claire, Nigg Pier, August 1936.


Father and Evelyn on Nigg pier, August 1936.


Evelyn, Nigg pier, August 1936.


Father, before fishing.  Dunskaith, September 1936.


Uncle Sydney Bamber, September 1936.


Bamber in pram.  Dunskaith, September 1936.


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