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TITLE
Cattle Auction
EXTERNAL ID
PAN_11_92
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1950s
CREATOR
J Nairn
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
20367
KEYWORDS
cattle
markets
droving
marts
auctions
Cattle Auction

This photograph shows the audience attending a cattle auction at Inverness Mart in about 1955.

Until the mid-19th century farmers drove their livestock through the streets of Inverness to the cattle markets at the top of Stephen's Brae, and on the Barn Hill at the top of Raining's Stairs. From here the animals were often taken south to the trysts at Perth and Falkirk.

In c.1740 construction began on an embankment at the Longman which would allow the reclamation of marshy land which often flooded at high-tide and contained a stagnant pool, known as Loch Gorm. After 70 years of work the project was complete and Inverness' cattle markets were eventually relocated here


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Cattle Auction

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1950s

cattle; markets; droving; marts; auctions

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Jimmy Nairn & Son

This photograph shows the audience attending a cattle auction at Inverness Mart in about 1955.<br /> <br /> Until the mid-19th century farmers drove their livestock through the streets of Inverness to the cattle markets at the top of Stephen's Brae, and on the Barn Hill at the top of Raining's Stairs. From here the animals were often taken south to the trysts at Perth and Falkirk.<br /> <br /> In c.1740 construction began on an embankment at the Longman which would allow the reclamation of marshy land which often flooded at high-tide and contained a stagnant pool, known as Loch Gorm. After 70 years of work the project was complete and Inverness' cattle markets were eventually relocated here <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.