Old Photograph Bridge Over River Averon Alness Scotland

Old photograph of a car on the bridge over the River Averon at Alness, Easter Ross, Scotland. In 1810 Thomas Telford dramatically improved the quality of the road, and built this bridge over the River Averon. In September 1715 the Skirmish of Alness took place between Jacobite clans such as the MacKenzies, MacDonalds under the Earl of Seaforth, and pro government Munros, Rosses, MacKays under the Earl of Sutherland. The Jacobites drove their opponents over Struie to Bonar. During World War II, Alness was home to RAF Alness, a large training and operational base for Catalina amphibians and Sunderland seaplanes, which extended from Invergordon to Alness point. Alness Golf Club, which was established in 1904. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.

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