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Highland Archive CentreFriday, August 23rd, 2019 4:53pm
Continuing our look at the Parish of Assynt, today we are looking at some documents from collection D1191 - Papers re.Highland Road and Bridge Projects, 1938-2006, where we find this invitation card and booklet for the naming ceremony and dedication of the RNLI Lochinver lifeboat ‘Murray Lornie’ in 1989.
Highland Archive CentreThursday, August 22nd, 2019 4:49pm
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Highland Archive Centre shared a post.Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 6:59am
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Highland Archive CentreWednesday, August 21st, 2019 4:51pm
The Highland Archive Centre holds collection D31- H.M. Customs & Excise, Inverness and Outports, 1786-1985. In addition to Customs and Excise work, local officials were often appointed the administration of the Royal Naval Reserve. Here we have one of 385 Service Record Cards held by those who were in the RNR. This card shows us the details for George Mackenzie, from Stoer in the parish of Assynt.
Highland Archive CentreMonday, August 19th, 2019 4:45pm
Assynt (likely derived from the Old Norse ‘Ass’ meaning rocky place) is the most southerly parish on the west coast of the County of Sutherland. It measures a maximum of 24 miles from east to west, and 21 miles from north to south. From this 1st edition OS map, LXXXI, we see one of its most famous features – the unique and immediately recognisable Mount Suilven (Gaelic form,Sùilebheinn, derived from the Norse ‘sulv’ meaning ‘pillar’ and the Gaelic ‘Beinn’ meaning ‘mountain’). Also on this map is Fionn Loch, which bounds Assynt with the parish of Lochbroom in the County of Ross and Cromarty. Assynt’s main settlement is the village of Lochinver, of which, amongst other places, we will be looking at furthermore in our posts. We would also like to show you this extract from a report (D30/D/27) by the Inverness Field Club on their excursion to Assynt on 16th June 2001.