Some places we've been and some places we're going.


Looking out of the front window of Lena and Mark’s house we can see an Oil Rig in the distance. The rig is actually at Invergordon which has been – the site of a Naval Base, an Aluminium smelter, a Whisky Distillery, a fabrication and maintenance centre for Oil Rigs operating in the North Sea and a decommisioning base for Oil Rigs. Now it’s also a popular port of call for Cruise ships.

We decided to check out Invergordon today but first we went to the Dingwall butcher to get some “Potted Hough”. The shop is on a main road but looking at it you’d never think so, when a car is parked beside the road only one direction of traffic can get by. We had lunch at Strathpeffer before heading to Invergordon … U turn required.

Comments on: "Invergordon" (4)

  1. We are enjoying your blog Sue and all the photos. We stayed in a B’nB 18 miles from Inverness and ate at The Priory so your pictures are very familiar. We liked Dingwall too. Cold here, we have the gas heater on tonight! Did you hear the Crows beat Port Power last night in the 42nd Showdown? It was a record crowd! 😀

    • I love Dingwall, sometimes you go back to a place and are disappointed but Dingwall was just as nice, even without Grants Cafe. Go the Crows. 🙂

  2. I haven’t actually seen the stuff but I think it is like a meat paste, it starts with a shin of beef and gets boiled for 6 hours, shredded and sets in its own gelatin. None of us have had any haggis, or Black or White Puddings!

  3. Potted Hough, I am wondering if it is like a meat paste? Can you imagine our butchers wearing bowler hats. Dick is wondering if Alexis is eating Haggis. Thankyou for showing the old buildings . The oil rig and the pipe layer just seem to make where you are more in a time warp.

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