Glen Mhor Site 1987


This might seem like a boring canal-side view, but it's an important photograph as it gives us a sense of the in-between. A gap in time from a previous existence and what awaited...

The distillery was demolished in 1986 and this image from Geograph comes with the following caption:

'Inverness, Caledonian Canal between Muirtown Swing Bridge (A862) and Muirtown Locks.

The Caledonian Canal is a canal in Scotland that connects the Scottish east coast at Inverness with the west coast at Corpach near Fort William. It was constructed in the early nineteenth century by engineer Thomas Telford, and is a sister canal of the Göta Canal in Sweden, also constructed by Telford.'

So, all about the canal, but in taking this, we can see beyond where Glen Mhor once stood into the Caledonian football ground behind, which predated the distillery and ultimately would suffer a similar fate, just a few years later. 

A closer inspection on the left shows a new construction which is likely to be the extension onto the back of the house at the top of the lane, which is now a cafe. The wall is also being constructed, likely as a safeguard as the drop would be significant when the groundworks were completed. And the single-vehicle cuts a lonely figure amongst it all. Rounding off a sad photograph in many ways.