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TITLE
Golf Club House and Ben Wyvis, Invergordon
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_5655
PLACENAME
Invergordon
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Rosskeen
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co.
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
37281
KEYWORDS
postcards
sport
golf
American Gardens
mountains
Golf Club House and Ben Wyvis, Invergordon

This postcard shows the Golf Club House and Ben Wyvis, Invergordon

Invergordon Golf Club was established in 1893. Initially a nine-hole course, it was built in the grounds of Invergordon Castle (demolished in 1928) which included an area known as the American Gardens. The name lives on in the ninth hole. The course was extended to eighteen holes in 1996.

Behind the Club House is the spire of the United Free Church, built in 1861, now the Church of Scotland

Ben Wyvis, at 3430 feet, is the largest and highest mountain on the east of Scotland north of Inverness. Wyvis possibly derives from the Gaelic "fhuathais" which could have a number of meanings - terror, awesome, high, noble and spectral. This great mountain is all of these. In the eastern corries snow lies for many months and when the Mackenzies held the land from the King it was on the condition that they could produce a snowball whenever it was demanded

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Golf Club House and Ben Wyvis, Invergordon

ROSS: Rosskeen

1930s

postcards; sport; golf; American Gardens; mountains

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows the Golf Club House and Ben Wyvis, Invergordon<br /> <br /> Invergordon Golf Club was established in 1893. Initially a nine-hole course, it was built in the grounds of Invergordon Castle (demolished in 1928) which included an area known as the American Gardens. The name lives on in the ninth hole. The course was extended to eighteen holes in 1996.<br /> <br /> Behind the Club House is the spire of the United Free Church, built in 1861, now the Church of Scotland<br /> <br /> Ben Wyvis, at 3430 feet, is the largest and highest mountain on the east of Scotland north of Inverness. Wyvis possibly derives from the Gaelic "fhuathais" which could have a number of meanings - terror, awesome, high, noble and spectral. This great mountain is all of these. In the eastern corries snow lies for many months and when the Mackenzies held the land from the King it was on the condition that they could produce a snowball whenever it was demanded