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TITLE
Tomnahurich Street, Inverness
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_1999_116_199_RR
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
2008
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Robert Reid
SOURCE
Robert Reid
ASSET ID
11271
KEYWORDS
place name lore
seers
Caledonian Canal
The Brahan Seer
horse racing
streets
buildings
architecture
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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Tomnahurich Street, Inverness

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

2000s

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

Robert Reid

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