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Views of the Village

The following pages were originally created whilst setting up the History of Culbokie website. However as further images of locations around the village become available we hope this is a more convenient page to display them in the Gallery and a wide selection is presented.

The Village Centre

An historical drive through Culbokie.  - street-level view of the Community based on properties that were recorded on the 1882 OS 25" to the mile map.

A Red Kite's eye view - aerial views of Culbokie.

Culbokie Guided Walk

Housing Developments 

 Click on this image to view a selection of interior and exterior photographs taken prior to demolition.


Whilst searching the Highland Historic Environment Record (HER) database a variety of properties were recorded. These are included below as some contain photographs of the property prior to renovation/demolition. Most are outwith the immediate environs of the village.

Derelict cottage below Badrain lots of photographs prior to renovation.

Woodside prior to the Ferindonald development. Unfortunately the photographs require rotation before viewing.

Crochar - HER information only, no photographs.

Longhouse south-east of Dunvournie – interesting photographs.

Findon Mills 

Balloan farmstead - interesting collection of photographs.

Findon Mains - document only. Photograph at end of Gallery below.

Farmworkers cottages adjacent to New Urquhart cemetery. Layout only.

Gordon's Croft, Greenleonachs - photographs of farmstead buildings as part of a planning application.

Listed house at Drummondreach - not strictly Village but very interesting photographs of the existing property.

Location is thought to be near Crochar
Location is thought to be near Crochar
Badenrib - view from A9
Badenrib - view from A9
Crochar - approaching from the south-west
Crochar - approaching from the south-west
Wyvis View development.
Wyvis View development.
These would have remained as Culbokie's oldest buildings. Click on this image for a set of interior and external photographs.
These would have remained as Culbokie's oldest buildings. Click on this image for a set of interior and external photographs.
A glimpse of what would have been Culbokie's oldest remaining building hidden behind the vegetation c2005
A glimpse of what would have been Culbokie's oldest remaining building hidden behind the vegetation c2005
Beaufort House and Alma Cottage, our only listed building.
Beaufort House and Alma Cottage, our only listed building.
Rear of Beaufort House
Rear of Beaufort House
Detail on the roof - it always pays to look up!
Detail on the roof - it always pays to look up!
Remnants of buildings behind Beaufort House
Remnants of buildings behind Beaufort House
Any idea whether this window had a specific purpose?
Any idea whether this window had a specific purpose?
An interesting attempt at mapping the Village. Note the post office just 'below' the Hall.
An interesting attempt at mapping the Village. Note the post office just 'below' the Hall.
1972 Primary School project - compiled from memories of grand-parents and parents.The main building in the drawing is now Sandyford. Gordon Ivy is Ivy Cottage.
1972 Primary School project - compiled from memories of grand-parents and parents.The main building in the drawing is now Sandyford. Gordon Ivy is Ivy Cottage.
The remnants of buildings previously shown could be the remains of the Byre. The ‘store’ shown on the side of Beaufort house was where the coal brought up from Findon Pier was stored.
The remnants of buildings previously shown could be the remains of the Byre. The ‘store’ shown on the side of Beaufort house was where the coal brought up from Findon Pier was stored.
These images are referred to in the chapter [Village Centre] under Social History. Miss Jack’s shop was next door to Fowlers butcher shop which is now Ben View.
These images are referred to in the chapter [Village Centre] under Social History. Miss Jack’s shop was next door to Fowlers butcher shop which is now Ben View.
The modern entrance to Schoolcroft with 'Garth' in the background.
The modern entrance to Schoolcroft with 'Garth' in the background.
As it was after construction. 'Garth' - house overlooking to Tinkers Burn
As it was after construction. 'Garth' - house overlooking to Tinkers Burn
Looking towards 'old' Schoolcroft entrance.
Looking towards 'old' Schoolcroft entrance.
1972 original entrance to Schoolcroft showing Holly Cottage, Craiglea and Fernlea (the original school).
1972 original entrance to Schoolcroft showing Holly Cottage, Craiglea and Fernlea (the original school).
Looking into Schoolcroft - Bridge Cottage. Taken from what is now [Rivendell] previously a former [Glentyan].
Looking into Schoolcroft - Bridge Cottage. Taken from what is now [Rivendell] previously a former [Glentyan].
Bridge Cottage - now
Bridge Cottage - now
Overlooking the entrance to Schoolcroft. Now known as [Rivendell] but when built by Murdo Bethune was known as [Glentyan].
Overlooking the entrance to Schoolcroft. Now known as [Rivendell] but when built by Murdo Bethune was known as [Glentyan].
View from Rivendell showing the original road after the Schoolcroft turning
View from Rivendell showing the original road after the Schoolcroft turning
The school attended by Alexander Ross  - see people of Culbokie. Braefindon road.
The school attended by Alexander Ross - see people of Culbokie. Braefindon road.
The school would have been administered by The Scottish Society of Propagating Christian Knowledge
The school would have been administered by The Scottish Society of Propagating Christian Knowledge
Victoria Cottage - in the background is a former post office.
Victoria Cottage - in the background is a former post office.
Seaview Croft [2009] - below Fowler's  Croft development. Fortunately the owners were allowed to retain the building and convert it to a workshop.
Seaview Croft [2009] - below Fowler's Croft development. Fortunately the owners were allowed to retain the building and convert it to a workshop.
Ben View formerly the butcher's shop
Ben View formerly the butcher's shop
Butcher's Shop
Butcher's Shop
Former Post Office - opposite Culbokie Church Centre
Former Post Office - opposite Culbokie Church Centre
Findon Mains c1950 courtesy of M. Bethune
Findon Mains c1950 courtesy of M. Bethune
Telephone exchange - in the 70s the phone numbers were Culbokie 111 eventually becoming 01349877111
Telephone exchange - in the 70s the phone numbers were Culbokie 111 eventually becoming 01349877111
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