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TITLE
Inverness mart
EXTERNAL ID
PAWA7609
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1930s; 1940s; 1950s
CREATOR
David Whyte Studio
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
21552
KEYWORDS
marts
markets
sheep
Inverness mart

A photograph of Inverness mart. 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 around 1740 construction began on an embankment at the Longman district of Inverness 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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Inverness mart

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1930s; 1940s; 1950s

marts; markets; sheep

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

David Whyte Collection, Highland Photographic Archive

A photograph of Inverness mart. 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 around 1740 construction began on an embankment at the Longman district of Inverness 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.