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TITLE
Tomnahurich from the Canal
EXTERNAL ID
PC_ATKINSON_038
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
CREATOR
unknown
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
21814
KEYWORDS
canals
Tomnahurich from the Canal

A view of Tomnahurich from the Caledonian Canal. Tomnahurich translates as 'the hill of the yew trees' and is also known as the 'Fairy Hill'. The seventeenth 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 seventeenth century. Tomnahurich Cemetery straddles the hill.

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Tomnahurich from the Canal

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

canals

Highland Libraries

Syd Atkinson Archive

A view of Tomnahurich from the Caledonian Canal. Tomnahurich translates as 'the hill of the yew trees' and is also known as the 'Fairy Hill'. The seventeenth 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 seventeenth century. Tomnahurich Cemetery straddles the hill.