Dingwall Folk

Attribution: unknown (Greenhill street  in Dingwall looking North)

Alexander (Sandy) Glass

Alexander (Sandy) Glass arrived in Dingwall in 1977 as the newly-appointed Rector of Dingwall Academy.

23 Rev Alexander Glass, OBE, MA, Dip.Ed.

Attribution: unknown

Neil McKechnie

Neil McKechnie came to Dingwall in 1969 as head teacher of Dingwall Primary School.

25 Neil McKecnhie, MBE, MA, Dip.Ed. 1919-2014

Attribution: unknown

D D (David) Macdonald

In 2017 the Dingwall History Society unveiled a plaque adjacent to the obelisk in Cromartie car park in memory of David Macdonald (“DD” to his friends). A former depute rector of Dingwall Academy, who was instrumental in identifying what is presently known as the Cromartie car park as the site of the Viking parliament in Dingwall. The plaque was unveiled by his widow Sandra and son Kenneth.

26 David Macdonald, MA

Attribution: unknown

Alex M Brett

Alex M Brett, a stonemason whose skills are found in many locations in Dingwall, and whose particular interest was in the restoration of what is regarded as the oldest building in the town,

Alexander M Brett

Attribution: unknown

Ian Macleod

On Friday 17 June 2017 Mrs Janet Bowen, Lord-Lieutenant for Ross and Cromarty presented Ian MacLeod with a BEM for his services to Dingwall Museum and to the Community at a packed reception at Dingwall Town Hall.

27 Mr Ian Macleod, Dingwall Museum Trust

Attribution: unknown

Peter Angus

In the Birthday Honours of 2018 Peter Angus was awarded the BEM for his services to the community, extending over 50 years. While those who receive an award might opt to have it presented at Buckingham Palace, Peter was persuaded that the best place was in the town of his birth, Dingwall, in the company of family, friends and the community.

29 PeterAngus, wife Jennifer and Lord Lieutenant Mrs Janet Bowen [Photo courtesy of Alasdair Cameron]

Attribution: unknown

Frederick Walter Urquhart

Many old photographs of people and places bear the inscription “Urquhart, Dingwall”.

F W Urquhart

Attribution: unknown

Major General Sir Hector Macdonald, KCB, DSO

Although born at Mulbuie, on the Black Isle, Hector Macdonald was greatly revered by the people of Dingwall and on 11 May 1899 he was awarded the Freedom of the town.

General Sir Hector Macdonald

Attribution: unknown


Sergeant John Meikle V.C., M.M. Clerk at Nitshill Station who enlisted in H.M. Forces (Seaforth Highlanders ) 8th February 1915 during the Great War and was killed in action on 20th July 1918. His Memorial presently stands in the Square at the Railway Station in Dingwall.

Meikle John, VC

Attribution: unknown

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