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South Loch Ness Booklet


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Commemorating and recording the impact of the First World War on South Loch Ness Commemorating and recording the impact of the FirstWorld War on South Loch Ness In the centenary year of the start of the First WorldWar, the Heritage Group would like to do something to remember, research and record the ways in which the war affected South Loch Ness and those living in the area. Alister Chisholm 01463 715713 alister.chisholm@btinternet.com would be very pleased to have any suggestions as to how such a project could be tackled. Please get in touch with him with any ideas.

Scottish Screen Archive Film

The Scottish Screen Archive includes this black and white, silent film of a car and motorcycle reliability trial from 1925s. At around 7 minutes into the film there is a section going up the corkscrew at Inverfarigaig. Immediately before this, watch out for the refuelling of the motorbikes. Petrol is poured into the tank from an open jug and the funnel is supported by a gent with a lit cigarette in his hand!!!!

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The Screen Archive also includes another blank and white silent film of a Paisley cotton mill’s staff outing to Inverness in 1936. There are views of the station, the Castle, Culloden, Ness Islands, etc., but around the middle of the film they visit Dores, to see Loch Ness! There are shots on the beach, with Dores Inn in the background, and looking out to Loch Ness from the old sawmill, with a rail wagon in the foreground, and the old pier with rails on it – short, but fascinating.

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