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Picture No 85. Courtesy of George Kelman.
Year: 2005

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High Street

The first building on the left is Albyn Housing Society Ltd, previously Munro's Car Showroom; the building next to it was Flowerworld, it is now vacant and next to that is the Post Office. Previously, these two shops were Gilbert Ross, Ironmonger.
Picture added on 15 July 2005.

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So sad to see Invergordon's lovely new High Street above, reduced to the sorry state it is in now! You can view the High Street from the beginning of the century to the present day on this site. Can anyone honestly say that this was not the best it has ever looked?
Added by Noreen Kelman on 17 September 2005.

Looks is one thing practicability is another! If shops weren't priced out of the High Street, and for that matter, the Town by rates, then a Pedestrian Precinct such as what it resembles would be quite nice. Now there is less than half the parking space available of the "pre-skateboard-park" and pedestrians then had one way traffic to cross to the centre islands or parked cars and then one way traffic again on the other side to negotiate. The road now is little wider than a single track. It is sad to see beauty come before practicability and safety.
Added by Pat Swanson on 18 September 2005.

On returning to Saltburn (my parents' home) in August I was keen to see for myself the "controversial" new changes to the High street. I was both surprised and amazed to find the impressive traffic calming measures and the ease of parking on both sides of the street. A visit to Invergordon in the "old days" required one trip to the bottom of the street to scan for spaces and a return trip eventually parking nearer the Legion than the centre of town where I wanted to be! I know I don't live there day to day but I can honestly say that the changes I saw during that visit were "right up my street".
Added by Jean Vass on 18 October 2005.


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