Strathpeffer Events

Strathpeffer Community Collage

Achterneed Hall, scene of the exhibition.

Heights Heritage Exhibition - September 1991

"The Heights" at Work and Play 

Harvesting through the ages ....




Harvest-time with Bert and Mag Souter on Drynie farm.


As above.


As above.


Stacking at Drynie.


Harvesting at Drynie (Maggie Souter on right).


Harvesting at Drynie.


At Drynie.


At Drynie.











Harvest at Drynie




Breaking-in a horse at Drynie.


Clipping sheep, Drynie, 1927.
Back row, l-r:  George, Maggie and Willie Souter
Middle row, l-r:  Peter Loudon, ?, Jockan Macritchie, Bella Crombie
Seated:  Jock Stewart, ?, ?, Bob Miller, Ormiston ('Orm') Armstrong





George Macdonald, Malcolm Macleod (standing), Duncan Mackenzie sheep shearing at Heights of Brae.

Sheep shearing.  l-r:  ?, Cecil Macintyre, Maclennan, Ormiston, Tommy Maclennan, Annie Maclennan, Dave 'Stag', Duncan Findlay, Rorie and Colin Urquhart, Bobby Couch.


Sheep gathering with Robin Watson on top of Ben Wyvis.
At rear, l-r:  ?, Hugh Mackenzie, manager of Hamilton's Auction Mart.
Front, l-r:  ?, Robin Watson, ?




Lambing.  Two pet lambs with Mrs Macdonald, Caberfeidh, and Spot the dog.


Turkeys getting ready for Christmas.  Note the old Home Guard hut 'rescued' from the Common and now the henhouse.


Home Guard on exercises.


Tattie 'howkin' with Robbie Junor.



Ravens' Rock quarry workers, 1920s.


Revens' Rock quarry workers 1936.


And the Ravens' Rock from which the quarry took its name.





Hydro-electric linesmen.






Garden teaparty at Drynie.


A sudden fancy to have a picnic seized us one day last year, so we came down here, a stone's throw below the garden on the bank of the burn that takes the water from the mill wheel.   (Drynie)

A day's outing to Rosehaugh from Strathpeffer - transported by Lunn's excursion coach in 1894.


The group from Strathpeffer at Rosehaugh in 1894.




Coach trip to Achnasheen (photo courtesy of Robin Watson, Drynie)


Tug of war team, Brahan Company, 1st VBSH, winners of the Littlejohn Challenge Cup, Strathpeffer Highland Games 1905 and 1906.
Standing l-r:  Alex Mackenzie (Achterneed), Sgt. Paddy Hefferman (Regulars), Kenny Matheson Contin), Colin MacDonald (Heights), Rod. Mackenzie (Achterneed), Wm. MacLennan (Station Cott.) Lieut. Hogg (Dingwall)
Seated l-r:  Wm. Sutherland (Slaggan, Heights), Tom MacDonald (Keppoch), Rod. Mackenzie (Team Captain, Inchvannie), Sandy Fraser (Brahan), Rod. Mackenzie (Fairburn)


Back - partly hidden Angus Mackay (Strathpeffer Hotel), Ali Mackay, ??; Donnie Forbes; John Mackenzie, Duncan Mackay; Willie Forbes; James Cameron; John Mackenzie; D MacLennan (Timaru)
Front - Pat MacKenzie, ??; Alick MacKenzie; John Corbett; Donald MacKay - boys Hon Walter MacKenzie and the Earl of Cromartie.


Shinty teams at Castle Leod.



Caberfeidh shinty team 1927.



Caberfeidh Shinty Club, which won the Harrow Cup in the 1947 season, photographed at Castle Leod.
Back row (left to right): Ian (Parky) Mackenzie, Norman John Mclennan, Willie Macdonald (Blackwater), Roddy Shields, Alan (The Smith) Macdonald and Neil Taylor (Contin).
Front row: Tommy (Rocks) Macdonald, Willie Spence, Hector Mackenzie, Tommy Sinclair, Alistair Macdonald and Angie MacRitchie. 


A Caberfeidh Shinty Club team from the fifties:
Back row (left to right): Sandy Bartlett, Bert Stephen, Tommy Macdonald, Roy Munro, Murdo Campbell and Roddie Macleod.
Front row: Tommy Sinclair, Johnny Sinclair, Donnie Macdonald, Evander MacRitchie, Arthur Anderson and Ian Macdonald. 


Two views from the Strathpeffer Games of Saturday, 24th August, 1912, and a historic occasion for the Highlands, showing the first flight of an aeroplane in the Highlands - flying low at Achterneed.


Mr G C Hucks, the pilot is seen with local personalities, beside his aircraft a "Daily Mail" Firefly. Both photographs by Mr F W Urquhart, Dingwall.


Strathpeffer Higland Gathering - August 7th 1926

SITTING - Capt D Finlayson O.B.E., Mrs Laidlay, Mrs McArthur, Lady Isobel Blunt-Mackenzie, Colonel Blunt-Mackenzie, The Countess of Cromartie (Chieftain), Mr Angus Mackay (Convener), Mr John Logan, Mr F W Todd (Secretary).

STANDING (Front Row) - Mr Angus Macpherson, Mr James Macintosh, Mr H N Noble, Mr A Cross, Mr J Robertson, Mr W A Forsyth, Mr K Mackenzie, Mr W Ogivile, Capt J G Russel, Dr MacLeod, Mr T A MacArthur, Mr G Shields, Mr J Laidlaw, Mr A T Watters Macrae, Mr D Mackintosh, Mr J Metheven, Mr K Mackay.

STANDING (Back Row) - Capt Stirling, Mr W H J Miller, Mr N Laidlay, Mr D Forbes (Vice Convener), Mr J Macmaster, Mr Douglas Watt, Mr W Sutherland, Mr John Mackenzie.


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