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TITLE
The Ness Islands
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_784_P010
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
1893
PERIOD
1890s
CREATOR
D Whyte
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31322
KEYWORDS
islands
rivers
Ness
bridges
recreation
parks
entertainment
The Ness Islands

The Ness Islands stand in the river at a narrow point adjacent to the Bught Park in Inverness. The first bridges were built in or around 1828 but before that the only access to the islands was by boat. The original bridges were washed away in the flood of 1849 and were replaced in 1853-1854 by two suspension bridges designed by William Dredge.

The Islands are a natural beauty spot and a popular walk. Over the years there have been several attempts to provide other entertainment there. There has been a tea room, an open air auditorium and a roller skating rink, all of which have disappeared as demand for them fell.

This illustration was taken from 'Mackenzie's Guide to Inverness', by Alexander Mackenzie (Inverness, 1893)

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The Ness Islands

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1890s

islands; rivers; Ness; bridges; recreation; parks; entertainment

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

The Ness Islands stand in the river at a narrow point adjacent to the Bught Park in Inverness. The first bridges were built in or around 1828 but before that the only access to the islands was by boat. The original bridges were washed away in the flood of 1849 and were replaced in 1853-1854 by two suspension bridges designed by William Dredge.<br /> <br /> The Islands are a natural beauty spot and a popular walk. Over the years there have been several attempts to provide other entertainment there. There has been a tea room, an open air auditorium and a roller skating rink, all of which have disappeared as demand for them fell.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'Mackenzie's Guide to Inverness', by Alexander Mackenzie (Inverness, 1893)