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TITLE
Site of Former Inverness Mart, 1990s
EXTERNAL ID
PC_ROBERTREID_INV_MARKET_01
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
1997
PERIOD
1990s
CREATOR
Robert Reid
SOURCE
Robert Reid
ASSET ID
29851
KEYWORDS
Eastgate Centre
shopping centres
shopping malls
malls
Site of Former Inverness Mart, 1990s

This derelict site to the north of Millburn Road was used as a car park before the advent of the Eastgate Shopping Centre extension and Safeway (now Morrisons) supermarket. Prior to this, the area housed Inverness Mart.

Farmers traditionally 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. The area north of Millburn Road had long been marshy ground, prone to flooding with a stagnant pool known as Loch Gorm. It was not until the mid-18th century that the area was drained and became suitable for building. A large proportion of the reclaimed land was eventually taken over by the cattle markets.

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Site of Former Inverness Mart, 1990s

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1990s

Eastgate Centre; shopping centres; shopping malls; malls;

Robert Reid

This derelict site to the north of Millburn Road was used as a car park before the advent of the Eastgate Shopping Centre extension and Safeway (now Morrisons) supermarket. Prior to this, the area housed Inverness Mart.<br /> <br /> Farmers traditionally 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. The area north of Millburn Road had long been marshy ground, prone to flooding with a stagnant pool known as Loch Gorm. It was not until the mid-18th century that the area was drained and became suitable for building. A large proportion of the reclaimed land was eventually taken over by the cattle markets.