Tain Museum Image Library

John Fraser, Coachbuilders
Tain Museum Image Library
John Fraser, Coachbuilders

The sign above the doorway of these premises at the corner of Geanies and Stafford Street says Saddlery Department. Note the horse collars on either side of the door, the beautiful horse carriages, the post box in the wall and the water hydrant in the middle of the pavement. This building still exists but is much changed in appearance with much larger window spaces. It was a tyre centre in recent times and is currently a household supplies shop.
Picture added on 16 March 2004
Does anyone know the history of this John Fraser? I'm descended from a Fraser family in Tain, but the John was born 1821. Might this be a son? (The patriarch was James Fraser, born Tain 1797)
Added by Wilmer Fawcett on 08 December 2004
If i remember rightly this was also used previously as a car showroom by Macrae & Dick?
Added by Darren McClymont on 30 July 2006
Please add your comments about this picture using the form below.


Your Name

Your email address - this will be shown on the page and will allow the system to notify you of further comments added to this picture.


Balnagown HotelD Thomson & Coy Tain Carved ChairRonnie Duncan, ElectricianScout's Float, Tain Carnival, 1946/7Canasta PartyProvost Alistair Macdonald - The Soda KingGarage Fire, Scotsburn RoadAlick Mactavish Tees off at TainMr & Mrs W T MactavishG A Ross, Tain Motor Cycle Depot