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TITLE
Hard Bridges, Fearn
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0422
PLACENAME
Fearn
DISTRICT
Fearn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Fearn
DATE OF IMAGE
PERIOD
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32342
KEYWORDS
postcards
parishes
settlements
airfields
Hard Bridges, Fearn

This postcard from the early twentieth century shows Hard Bridges, Fearn

The road is lined with silver birches. Fearn is a small parish in Easter Ross. It is only two miles long by two miles wide. Fearn is also the name of a small settlement in the parish with another, Hill of Fearn, close by.

Fearn derives from the Gaelic "fearnn" for alder of which there were many in the parish.

An airfield opened at Fearn in 1941 and was used by the both the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy. Plans to use it as a link to Scottish airports for the oil construction yard at Nigg Bay never materialised.

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Hard Bridges, Fearn

ROSS: Fearn

postcards; parishes; settlements; airfields

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard from the early twentieth century shows Hard Bridges, Fearn<br /> <br /> The road is lined with silver birches. Fearn is a small parish in Easter Ross. It is only two miles long by two miles wide. Fearn is also the name of a small settlement in the parish with another, Hill of Fearn, close by.<br /> <br /> Fearn derives from the Gaelic "fearnn" for alder of which there were many in the parish.<br /> <br /> An airfield opened at Fearn in 1941 and was used by the both the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy. Plans to use it as a link to Scottish airports for the oil construction yard at Nigg Bay never materialised.