Glen Mhor and Glen Albyn Muirtown Basin
This image comes from the collection of Rodney Burtt, we're doing these in the order he catalogued and his original notes are:
'Aerial view of the Caledonian Canal flowing down the final three locks and under the Canal Bridge (old A9 Inverness to Wick road) into Muirtown Basin. The Moray Firth is shrouded under cloud on the above right. Glen Mhor and Glen Albyn lie on the immediate right of the Caledonian Canal just beyond the final lock.'
This looks very similar to a photograph used by Shackleton Whisky for their ongoing promotional activities - in our Photograph Section. Possibly taken just prior to their image as we're moreover the lock, whereas they are slightly off to the right. We do have a confirmed photograph from 1928 which is similar, but the large white building across from Glen Mhor above, isn't present - it's just open land.
We also have a similar image provided by Lost Inverness, which again is similar to the Shackleton image with a confirmed period in the early 1960s. The white building is present in this photograph as well, so I'd be confident in saying this is from the same fly-past in the 60s, but took a few moments prior to the image we're more familiar with.
My thanks to Alan for providing the image and to Rose for processing the original and giving it a new lease of life. This will be available in our Photograph Section.
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