History of Tain in Photos

We have very kindly been given access to many photographs taken during the history of Tain.  We have shown a few on this page to whet your appetite – but please visit the photo album at the bottom of the page to view all the photographs.

1864 Tain Railway Station under construction

1864 – Tain railway station under construction.   

     Attribution: unknown

1889 start of Easter Ross cycling club 12 mile race

1889 – This photograph shows the start of the Easter Ross cycling club’s 12 mile race. It was taken at the rear of Urquhart’s shoe shop in the High Street by William Smith.

1897 Procession for Queen Victorias Diamond Jubilee

1897 – Procession to mark Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.

Attribution: unknown

1907 Sir Arthur Bignold arrives at Tain station

1907 – Sir Arthur Bignold arriving at Tain station.

1907 Stafford Street

1907 – Stafford Street.

Attribution: unknown

1914 - Royal Navy Air Service seaplane taking off from Tain River.

c. 1914 – Royal Navy Air Service seaplane taking off from Tain River.

1957 High Street ironmonger's shop of Wallace & Fraser burning down.

1957 – High Street ironmonger’s shop of Wallace & Fraser burning down.

Attribution: unknown

1890s - An unusual picture of a bullock cart.

c. 1890s – An unusual picture of a bullock cart.

1974 Last Town Council outside Tolbooth

1974 – The last Town Council outside the Tolbooth.

Attribution: unknown

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