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Regular reader Duncan Brown sends us this picture and wonders if the Common Good Fund could finance a bit of restoration work on the Toorie. A larger picture can be seen here.
I would like to see the Toorie sorted as well. A few years ago they did relent and repaired the slate roof on the little shelter by the view point, that was good I thought but now every day when I walk past it I wish they had spent an extra few quid and put on the rounded slates like the original ones.Its a little detail but once you notice it ... Dr Grigor will not be impressed.
Ok I'm from Nairn and ive never heard of or seen the "Toorie"?So where is it located?Neil
At the Links beside the bandstand.PS Who remembers the underground public toilets between the Toorie and the bandstand?!
I Duncan it wis I handy on Games Day that underground lavy as most o the toon had a good shotie in them & The Loons could go doon the steps on one side & The Quines on the other if you were ever caught short, we were well catered for a good few years agoin the number 1/2 department we the other classy cludgie on St Ninians Road, Oh how i piss them.
Aye Duncan,they saved a few blushes at showies time.
why dont they take the number 1 tip from the Scottish book of Architecture - and give it a good thick coat of ugly harling... oooh it would look loverly....
i used to know why the toorie was built.. but now i have forgotton..anybody know the facts
i thought the toorie was a kind of hat,its certainly not at links no trees there as in picbill
Toor is Scots for tower, but not sure if this is applicable to oor toorie?
He-he, the photograph was taken at the Links on Friday with a 600mm lens. The trees in the background are situated between the putting green and the Royal Marine cottages. The huge lens foreshortens the view.The Toorie was built overnight in August 1859 by apprentice masons using stones from the old riverside kirk.
Oops, did I say Friday - I meant Thursday. (Senility creeping in!)
Be Jesus Duncan your 600mm lens will be near as big as you.
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