Tain Museum Image Library

Mrs. Grace Ross, Kilrenny
Tain Museum Image Library
Mrs. Grace Ross, Kilrenny

Provost William Ross is seen here congratulating Grace Ross on the occasion of her 90th Birthday. They are standing in the doorway of her house, Kilrenny, in Queen Street.

Provost Ross, who had a jewellry shop in Tain, is holding the famous hat which he always wore earning him the nickname of "Willie Hattie".

The other lady in the picture may have been called Mary Hoey.
Picture added on 06 March 2008
Comments:
I thought his nickname was Willie Tickie as he also repaired watches?
Added by Estelle Quick on 13 March 2008
Yes, he was also known as "Willie Tickie". It was the "Hattie" one that was more relevant to this picture. However, I did mean to go back and add the information about his other nickname and forgot. Thanks for the reminder, Estelle.
Added by Margaret Urquhart on 21 March 2008
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