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TITLE
View from Balnafettack towards the Moray Firth
EXTERNAL ID
HC_MISC_IMAGES_013
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1990s
SOURCE
The Highland Council
ASSET ID
13554
KEYWORDS
bridges
hills
ferries
roads
View from Balnafettack towards the Moray Firth

In this view over Inverness the Kessock Bridge can be seen crossing the Beauly Firth where it opens into the Moray Firth. Opened in 1982, the bridge links the city of Inverness with the Black Isle. The hill on the northern side of the firth is known as Ord Hill.

For 700 years before the bridge's opening there was a ferry service between South Kessock in Inverness and North Kessock on the Black Isle. Only foot passengers could be carried until the late 1940s, when a vehicle ferry was introduced. Now the bridge carries the main A9 trunk road north and south and has greatly improved road transport to and from the Highlands.

In the middle distance lies Inverness harbour. In earlier centuries Inverness was well situated for trading along the North Sea. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, however, the shallowness of its harbour and the lack of accommodation for sailors meant that Inverness harbour became overshadowed by Invergordon

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View from Balnafettack towards the Moray Firth

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1990s

bridges; hills; ferries; roads

The Highland Council

In this view over Inverness the Kessock Bridge can be seen crossing the Beauly Firth where it opens into the Moray Firth. Opened in 1982, the bridge links the city of Inverness with the Black Isle. The hill on the northern side of the firth is known as Ord Hill.<br /> <br /> For 700 years before the bridge's opening there was a ferry service between South Kessock in Inverness and North Kessock on the Black Isle. Only foot passengers could be carried until the late 1940s, when a vehicle ferry was introduced. Now the bridge carries the main A9 trunk road north and south and has greatly improved road transport to and from the Highlands.<br /> <br /> In the middle distance lies Inverness harbour. In earlier centuries Inverness was well situated for trading along the North Sea. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, however, the shallowness of its harbour and the lack of accommodation for sailors meant that Inverness harbour became overshadowed by Invergordon