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TITLE
Members of Blair Atholl Golf Club, 2002
EXTERNAL ID
NRM_NBNW_HML_DS050391
PLACENAME
Blair Atholl
DISTRICT
Perthshire - Highland
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
PERTH: Blair Atholl
DATE OF IMAGE
December 2002
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Lynn Patrick
SOURCE
National Railway Museum, York
ASSET ID
19913
KEYWORDS
golf clubs
golf courses
Members of Blair Atholl Golf Club, 2002

Davie Morrison, Captain of the Blair Atholl Golf Club, with fellow committee members, Club steward and some Club members, in December 2002. The only access to the nine hole golf course and club house is by bridge over the Highland main line.

Davie Morrison and committee member Willy Hutton are both employed by Railtrack (now Network Rail) as signallers on the Highland Main Line. Davie, a third generation railwayman, works the Pitlochry signal box, and Willy the Blair Atholl signal box. Both used to be team members of the Permanent Way gang based at Blair Atholl before it was disbanded in1998.

Background
Over one hundred years ago, two of the most picturesque railways in the world, the Kyle line and the Far North line, were built. Linking them to the rest of the UK rail network is the Highland main line. From 1997 to 2003 the National Railway Museum photographed these three lines, and from the images three exhibitions were created - 'Connection to the Kyle', 'By Firth and Flow' and 'The Highland Link'. The exhibitions were hosted on the Scottish Archive Network (SCAN) under the digital exhibition 'North by Northwest' which officially launched the National Archive of Scotland site on 5 June 2001 in Inverness. The collaboration with SCAN lasted until 2009 when 'North by Northwest' was transferred to the Am Baile website.

'North by Northwest' documents living history and records a snapshot of time in the lives of the people and the lines during the closing years of the twentieth century and the emergence of the twenty-first century. The exhibitions celebrated the impact of the Highland railways on the people, landscape and economy of the Scottish Highlands.

We acknowledge support from the following sponsors who funded the photographic survey of the Highland main line, the Kyle and the Far North lines by the National Railway Museum photographers between 1997 and 2003:

Railtrack, Railtrack-Scotland, ScotRail, EWS, Porterbrook, First Engineering, The Highland Rail Network Development Partnership, The Highland Council, Ross & Cromarty Enterprise, Caithness & Sutherland Enterprise, Safeways, Friends of the National Railway Museum, Perth & Kinross Council, and the Highland Railway Society.

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Members of Blair Atholl Golf Club, 2002

PERTH: Blair Atholl

2000s

golf clubs; golf courses

National Railway Museum, York

North by Northwest - The Highland Line

Davie Morrison, Captain of the Blair Atholl Golf Club, with fellow committee members, Club steward and some Club members, in December 2002. The only access to the nine hole golf course and club house is by bridge over the Highland main line. <br /> <br /> Davie Morrison and committee member Willy Hutton are both employed by Railtrack (now Network Rail) as signallers on the Highland Main Line. Davie, a third generation railwayman, works the Pitlochry signal box, and Willy the Blair Atholl signal box. Both used to be team members of the Permanent Way gang based at Blair Atholl before it was disbanded in1998.<br /> <br /> Background<br /> Over one hundred years ago, two of the most picturesque railways in the world, the Kyle line and the Far North line, were built. Linking them to the rest of the UK rail network is the Highland main line. From 1997 to 2003 the National Railway Museum photographed these three lines, and from the images three exhibitions were created - 'Connection to the Kyle', 'By Firth and Flow' and 'The Highland Link'. The exhibitions were hosted on the Scottish Archive Network (SCAN) under the digital exhibition 'North by Northwest' which officially launched the National Archive of Scotland site on 5 June 2001 in Inverness. The collaboration with SCAN lasted until 2009 when 'North by Northwest' was transferred to the Am Baile website.<br /> <br /> 'North by Northwest' documents living history and records a snapshot of time in the lives of the people and the lines during the closing years of the twentieth century and the emergence of the twenty-first century. The exhibitions celebrated the impact of the Highland railways on the people, landscape and economy of the Scottish Highlands.<br /> <br /> We acknowledge support from the following sponsors who funded the photographic survey of the Highland main line, the Kyle and the Far North lines by the National Railway Museum photographers between 1997 and 2003:<br /> <br /> Railtrack, Railtrack-Scotland, ScotRail, EWS, Porterbrook, First Engineering, The Highland Rail Network Development Partnership, The Highland Council, Ross & Cromarty Enterprise, Caithness & Sutherland Enterprise, Safeways, Friends of the National Railway Museum, Perth & Kinross Council, and the Highland Railway Society.