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TITLE
Tomnahurich Cemetery
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_784_P011
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
1893
PERIOD
1890s
CREATOR
F Valentine and Sons
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31323
KEYWORDS
cemeteries
hills
graves
Coinneach Odhar
seers
fairies
stories
legends
Tomnahurich Cemetery

Tomnahurich means 'hill of the yews' and is on the outskirts of Inverness. The hill is said to be the home of fairies and there are several stories of fiddlers playing for the fairies inside the hill for an evening and emerging a hundred years later.

The cemetery was opened in the 1850s and there are now graves to be found all the way up the steep sides of the hill. There is a war memorial at the top. The Brahan Seer predicted the cemetery by saying that Tomnahurich Hill would be 'under lock and key, and the fairies secured within'.

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

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Tomnahurich Cemetery

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1890s

cemeteries; hills; graves; Coinneach Odhar; seers; fairies; stories; legends

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Tomnahurich means 'hill of the yews' and is on the outskirts of Inverness. The hill is said to be the home of fairies and there are several stories of fiddlers playing for the fairies inside the hill for an evening and emerging a hundred years later. <br /> <br /> The cemetery was opened in the 1850s and there are now graves to be found all the way up the steep sides of the hill. There is a war memorial at the top. The Brahan Seer predicted the cemetery by saying that Tomnahurich Hill would be 'under lock and key, and the fairies secured within'.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'Mackenzie's Guide to Inverness', by Alexander Mackenzie (Inverness, 1893)