Past & Present

Flodabay

Taigh a Sargeant Sandie MacIver.jpgTaigh a Sargeant    (Photo: Sandie Maciver)

This stone house, opposite the boat shed and its iconic boat skeleton, was the home of John MacKinnon, the ‘Sargeant’ as he was known, from his role as recruiting sergeant for the Inverness-shire Militia. This house is now a listed building. 

Just over the hill and to the bay is a small public jetty and slipway which is popular with small boat users and kayakers.

Flodabay Best Light Images_385569399.jpgFlodabay Jetty    (Photo: Best Light Images)

Along the road and just by the red letter-box was the home of Mary Shaw, whom for many years was the cook at Inverlochy Castle, where she entertained and fed celebrities and royalty from all over the world. Her brother Donald has the rather dubious honour, when engineer/fireman on the old Govan Ferry, of saving the life of the ‘Highland Superstar’ comedian and actor Norman MacLean when he was thrown overboard into the Clyde by some over-enthusiastic football supporters.

By John MacAulay

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