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TITLE
Thatched cottages, Tomnahurich Street, Inverness
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_1999_116_199
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1890s
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
11270
KEYWORDS
place name lore
seers
Caledonian Canal
The Brahan Seer
horse racing
Thatched cottages, Tomnahurich Street, Inverness

Tomnahurich translates as 'the hill of the yew trees' and is also known as the 'Fairy Hill'. The 16th or 17th century prophet, the Brahan Seer, predicted the coming of the Caledonian Canal - "full-rigged ships will be seen sailing eastward and westward by the back of Tomnahurich. The area was also the scene of an annual horse race from the 17th century


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Thatched cottages, Tomnahurich Street, Inverness

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1890s

place name lore; seers; Caledonian Canal; The Brahan Seer; horse racing

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Joseph Cook Collection

Tomnahurich translates as 'the hill of the yew trees' and is also known as the 'Fairy Hill'. The 16th or 17th century prophet, the Brahan Seer, predicted the coming of the Caledonian Canal - "full-rigged ships will be seen sailing eastward and westward by the back of Tomnahurich. The area was also the scene of an annual horse race from the 17th century <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.