Life in the Highlands

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Monday, July 31, 2006

Invergordon Area


Invergordon is small former naval town. Situated on the shores of the Cromarty Firth.

Invergordon's fortunes have been varied and since the navy has left it's been boom or bust with various industries arriving and departing over the years, in the 1970's the BA Smelter and more recently the Nigg Fabrication Yard. A development in recent years is the passenger liners such as the QE2 and Queen Mary who visit the port and use it as the stepping stone to the Highlands, being in travelling distance of Loch Ness, Culloden and Inverness to the South, easy reach of Skye to the West and Castle Mey, Dornoch and John O Groats to the North.

9 Comments:

Blogger Mark said...

It was only yesterday i was looking up where Invergordon was. It looks so nice and clean, a great place to live by the looks of things.

12:31 AM  
Blogger Rich said...

that picture is just gorgeous... I'm sooo jealous!!!;.)

rich x

9:51 PM  
Blogger Ziggywigs said...

So glad you both like the pictures.

10:45 PM  
Blogger Aitch said...

Nice one Ziggy, an interesting and informative site

2:30 AM  
Blogger Ziggywigs said...

Thanks Aitch....nice of you to say so.

Ziggy x

2:58 AM  
Blogger Rick said...

Hi Ziggywigs, found your blog from Allotments-uk.com, I always enjoy your postings there.

It is interesting to see your comments about cruise ships visiting Invergordon. My daughter works on an Italian cruise ship that has just finished the Northern Europe season and has visited Invergordon 2 or 3 times. Last time she almost missed her sailing - a capital offence for crew!. No doubt dad would have to have come and collected her!

If you like horseradish sauce I'll share a recipe with you.

Rick

3:39 AM  
Blogger Ziggywigs said...

Thanks for you nice comments Rick. Which ship was your daughter on? There's one or two Italian ships that are regulars to the port. It's getting busier every year and this year is no exception. Hope your daughter enjoyed her trip to the Highlands even if she did nearly get court martialled!

Would love a good recipe for horseradish sauce.

4:17 AM  
Blogger Rick said...

Hi Ziggy, my daughter is on the Costa Atlantica. It wasn't a regular visitor to Invergordon, but it did visit 2 or 3 times.

With regards horseradish, first peel and grate the root. I would strongly recommend a food processor for the grating as the fumes are EVIL!

Put the grated horseradish into a bowl (about a pint loose volume) add seasoning and some sugar then add about 5 dessert spoons of vinegar (white wine's best, it doesn't colour the sauce), a teaspoon of lemon juice and 2 teaspoons of made mustard. stir it all well and then start adding cream (single or double). You'll need getting on for 1 pint but add it a bit at a time, stir it in and then leave for 30 mins or so. The horeseradish will absorb the cream and you'll need to keep adding more until you get the consistency right.

Keep it refrigerated and it will last about a year or so. I'm not sure whether the vinegar or the horseradish prevents the cream from turning, but it doesn't seem to go off

8:29 PM  
Blogger Ziggywigs said...

Will look out for that liner. Thanks for the recipe....take your point about using a food processor it's bad enough when your eating the stuff and get a whiff of the fumes from the back of the throat. Horseraddish here i come!

11:39 PM  

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