Tain Museum Image Library

Early motor cycle combination
Tain Museum Image Library
Early motor cycle combination

This photo taken looking up King Street is of the first motor cycle combination to appear in Tain. Sitting in the sidecar is Charlie Ross; the man in the middle is Alex Forsyth, Alisdair Kinghorn's maternal grandfather. It is interesting to note how the appearance of King Street is now much altered especially on the left hand side. The steps, which can be seen in the background between the two men standing, have now gone. They led into a house occupied by an Alex Fraser ("Rabbity Hare"). A cycle repair shop occupied the corner of the building (with the cut off corner) at one time and perhaps a sweetie shop before that. There was a step down into the doorway. There were also steps down on the other side of the open courtyard into the back of what was Shivas' electrical shop in the High Street. The bit of railing was a guard alongside these steps.
Picture added on 18 May 2004
Do you know of any Forsyth or other persons who used to live at the now Ross furniture shop/building at Shore Street in Tain?
Added by Joan McMillan on 28 October 2005
To the right of course (just out of the picture) was Alec Forsyth's Drapers shop.
Added by Colin Kinghorn on 21 June 2012
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