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Alness Bay to Fyrish

Photo credit: Invergordon Naval Museum and Heritage Centre

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As you head north from Invergordon your view will always include Fyrish Hill (Cnoc Fyrish). At the top stands the Fyrish Monument, created on the orders of Sir Hector Munro as a way to provide locals with some work during the Highland Clearances of the late eighteenth century. The monument represents the Gate of Negapatam in India. This painting, dated 1901, shows the view as you make your way from Invergordon to where the town of Alness now stands. More information relating to the local area can be found at Invergordon Naval Museum and Heritage Centre.

Invergordon Naval Museum and Heritage Centre



Alness Bay to Fyrish




oil on canvas


H 23.7 x W 34 cm

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Acquisition method

on loan from Highland Council

Work type


Inscription description

ESS/May 1901


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Invergordon Naval Museum and Heritage Centre

Hayes Hall, High Street, Invergordon, Highland IV18 0AE Scotland

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