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&t INVERGORDON, &c.
•later'*
Miscellaneous.
.Donn Edward, dealer in earthenware,
High street
Fraser Donald, justice of peace clerk and
billet waster, High st
Inland Revenue Offce, Alness...
(George Duncan, supervisor; Ebenezer
Hay, John Shannon and Alexander
Nicholson, officers, Teaninich Dis-
tillery; and John Holland, William
Ross and John Patterson, officers,
Dalmore Distillery
Joss John, sacking &c. manufacturer,
Main street
Lyon Charles, preventive officer, Alness
M'GregorJno,veterinary surgeon.High st
M'lntosh John, hair dresser, High st
M'Kay Peter.copper & tin smith, High st
•Vl'Kenzie Kenneth, harbour master,
Invergordon
M'Kenzie Robert, wheehvriaht, Evanton
M' Pherson Geo. G.,riding officer, Aloess
Munro George, auctioneer, appraiser and
sheriff's officer, Back st
Munro John, farmer, Foulis Main
Monro John, farmer, Limlair
Munro William, pork curer, High st
Nico! James, traveller for Teaninich
Distillery, Alness
Reid Robert, clerk, Teaninich Distillery
Ross Donald, registrar, Alness
Sinclair Robert, riruggist, High st
Tew Edward, farmer, Teaninich
Turnbull William, farmer, Assynt
Urqubart Hugh, wine & spirit merchant,
High street
Urquhart John, registrar, High st
Urquhart William, painter and glazier,
High street
Places of Worship,
AND THEIR MINISTERS.
Established Churches:—
Alness... Rev. James Morrison
Kiltearn...Rev.Alexander M'Lean,D.D
Rosskeen...Rev. John Rose
Kilmuir...Rev. William M'Pherson
Free Churches: —
Alness... Rev. Alexander Flyer, first
charge; Rev. Alexander R. Munro,
second charge
Kilmuir...Rev. Charles R. Matheson
KiIteara...Rev. Duncan Campbell
Rosskeeu...Rev. John Fraser
v S&ail.
To INVERNESS, the Royal Mail (from
Thurso, Wick and Tain), calls at the
Commercial Hotel, every morning at
seventeen minutes before two; goes
through Evanton, Dingwall and
Beault
To TAIN. WICK and THURSO, the
Royal tin ail (from Inverness), calls at
the Commercial Hotel, at twelve at
night ; goes through Dornoch,
Golspie, Helmsdale, &c.
Carriers.
To DINGWALL, John Bain, twice
week ; and George Ross, three time I
To TAIN, Donald Mnnro, Wednesday
James Mackay, three times a week
Catherine and James Munro, twice ;
week
Conveyance by Water.
STEAM PACKETS.
To ABERDEEN, the Sovereign (Capt
Geddes), every Tuesday morning ai
six, calling (weather permittng) ol
Cromarty, Findhorn, Bdkghead
Lossiemouth, Cullen, Banff aou
MACDUFF...James Mackillican,agent '
To EDINBURGH, the Dundalk (Capri
Hodge), and the Kangaroo (Capt>
Anderson),every Friday morning at sia
...James Mackillican, agent for the
Dundalk, and Kenneth M'Kenzie
agent tor the Kangaroo
To INVERNESS, the Dundalk and the
Kangaroo (from Edinburgh), everj
Wednesday forenoon
TRADERS.
To LE1TH, Vessels occasionaly
POOLEWE, GAIRLOCH, AULTBEA 9 KENLOCHEWE,
AND NEIGHBOURHOODS.
3l OOLEWE is a small village in the parish of Gair- only station on the west coast for curing salmon, grjli
joch, in the county of Koss; 64 miles w. from Ding- and trout, is that at Poolewe ; which is carried oil
wall, and about the same distance s.e. from Stornoway ; j a great extent by Messrs. Hogarth & Co., of Aberriee
situated at the hear! of a fine bay called Loch Ewe. i Poolewe is about two miles from Loch Maree whit
According to an inventory from the title deeds, still in abounds with fish. This lake contains twenty -fM
the possession of the Gairloch family, the old name for i islands; some of these are hut little raised above t!
the village of Poolewe was Olive. It was erected | water, and are covered with scattered firs, and w"
into a borough of barons in 1619, and a charter «jf
registration, in favour of the then proprietor, was gran
ted under the Great Seal, erecting the borough of
Ciive, on the water of Ewe, into a borough of barons ;
and the harbour of Ewe into a free port, with power
from year to year of electing a pi ovost, baillies, &c,
and not only of keeping borough courts for the good
government of'the borough, and the administration of
justice to the inhabitants, and all others concerned,
but of creating burgesses, levying the borough duties,
buying and selling merchandise as practised in other
boroughs of the kingdom*, and planting artizans,
keeping weights and measures, and levying customs,
anchorage, &c. after the manner of other royalties;
of having a market cross, a Saturday market once a
week, and a public market once a year, under the name
of Michaelmas market,, beginning September 29th, and
continuing four days. It does not appear that any use
was ever made of this charter, as far as the borough of
Ciive was concerned. It is very probable that the pro-
prietor of Gairloch, may have desired to introduce
Jradeand commerce into the country, and had* planted
attizans ' at Poolewe, and obtained this charter to
encourage the settling of others. However this may
be, Poolewe at the present day has no evidence of
the success of such an attempt. The proprietor,
John of Gairloch may have attempted such favoniite
schemes ; but it appears his successorAlesander did not
carry them out. John died 11 years after the granting
of the charter, and Alexander 8 years later, leaving a
son, Kenneth, a minor. Poolewe is part of the Estate
of Gairloch— is a quoad sacra parish — a quoad sacra
church, and two Free churches (in which the minister
officiates alternately) are the places of worship. In
Poolewe and the neighbouring villages are several
schools for the education of the young, a girls school
at Bualnaluip is otic of the finest erections for edu-
cational purposes in any rural parish in the north of
Scotland, it was erected and endowed by T. H.
M'Kenzie, E3q. (brother of Sir K.S. M'Kenzie), and is
under the able superintendence of Miss Eraser. The
thickets of bitch, alder, and holly; while they are sep-
arated by narrow sinuous channels. The northern
margin of the loch presents a variety of close shore?
scenery,ci insisting of rocky and wooded bays and creeks ■
ciowned by noble overhanging cliffs and mountain-;.
in one place the remains of a fir forest, in a situation
almost incredible, produces a style of landscape th it i
might be expected among the Alps, but not within tlie>
more confined scope and lower arrangements of Scot- •
t-ish mountains. The lake is eighteen miles in length
by from three to four broad ; one of the islands is called i
Maree, from which the water takes its name; tradition
says that some noble personages ftom Norway wen-
buried here. Mr. Macculloch, after describing this
beautiful lake, adds,—' I ought not to forget, before
quitting Loch Maree, what is interesting as a point f
natural history, namely the existence of the grey eag/e
in this place, because it is not known anywhere else ai .
Scotland. There was a pair in Pennant's time, an t
there is a pair still, one of which I (Mr. Maccnlioc i j
had the good fortune to see; it is a long-lived bird,
and it is not unlikely that these are the sarneindiv'di'-
als.' Loch Maree is the property of Sir Kenneth S.
M'Kenzie, of Gairloch. Into the inner part of biicjj
Ewe (or Ew, or Eu) pours the liver Ewe, which is
scarcely two miles in length, and is the natural duilel
from Loch Maree ; the river has a rapid turbulent;
course, and is noted for the abundance of its salmon.
About one hundred and seventy-five years ago, au ex-
tensive iron furnace was in operation near Poolewe,
but its fires became extinguished after consuming the
greater part of the timber around it. A block of pig
iron fcund in the ruins of this furnace, may still be seen
in the agricultural school of Poolewe.
Gairloch parish is about forty miles in length by
thirty-eight in breadth, and abouuds in mountains,
lochs, heath,cVc. For beauty of scenery and abundance
of game of all descriptions,it is perhaps unsurpassed by
any other district in the north. An Established and a
Free Church, together with several schools are in the
parish.
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