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Alness High Street

Alness was formed into the town we know today from two parishes, Alness and Rosskeen, that sat either side of the River Averon. The town has connections with Charles Macintosh, whose father lived in nearby Newmore. Macintosh invented waterproof material in 1824. This was originally intended to make tents but once the potential was seen, he quickly turned the material into clothing; best known simply as the 'mac'.

In 1985 Alness Business Association was formed and a lot of effort helped put Alness on the map. The Alness Community Association ran the Scottish Pipe Band Championship in 1989 and attracted over 100 bands 10,000 people. In 1992 they held a second Pipe Band Championship with similar results.

In 1995 a group of volunteers got together to improve the High Street, work which included incorporating plants and flowers throughout. Now Alness is known throughout Britain for its summer beauty. Since 1997 Alness has won outright Scotland in Bloom 4 times and was the Champion of Champions, Britain in Bloom 2006.

In 2000 the Association bought premises on the High Street Alness and created the Alness Heritage Centre, which is always popular with visitors.

All this and more information can be found at the Alness Association's own community website. Detailed maps and information from RPA Smith Street Maps web site.


The Shops@Alness.High.St


West End

  Highland Hospice (Charity shop) 8
Branded (Clothing) 10
Alness Reprographics (stationery) 12-14
Vanity Fayre (Ladies Fashions) 16
Pete's Taxis (Specialist) 16a
Cosy Corner (Café) 20
Hannah Homes (Estate Agent) 22
Savers (Beauty and Health) 26
Quid's In (General retailer) Unit 3
Remax (Estate Agent)
Mitchel Lane =====
Hugh M Campbell (Optician) 36
Goodtread (motor accessories) 38-40
Josey's (hair & beauty) 42
All Sorts 2 44
Somerfield (Supermarket) 46-48
J&I Carpets 50
Manila (café & restaurant) 54
Alness Newsagents 56
Victoriana (florist & gifts) 58
Fryish Dental Practice 58a
Clothes for the Country at Victoriana
Biagi Associates (Accountants) 64
Deep Blue Fish & Chips 70
Tony's (tobacco & confectionery) 72
K.C.'s Ta-Tu's (tattoo artist) 74
Middleton, Ross & Arnot (solicitors & estate agents) 76
Veterinary Surgery 86
Brenda's (gents hairdresser)
Academy Lane =====
Station Hotel 94
Alness Learning
Coop Pharmacy 96-98
Balti Cottage (Indian takeaway) 100
Alness Community Association 102
Alness Civic & Heritage Centre 104-106
Robertson Health Centre (Specialist)
Heads & Tails (pet shop & grooming)
===== River Lane
Averon Centre Alness Library
Averon Leisure Centre
Bank of Scotland (BoS Halifax)
19 Hair Creation (Hairdresser / Barber)
John M Munro (Butcher)
Fyrish Upholstry
Jacqui (hairdressing)
===== Ardross Street
23 Commercial Hotel & The 3G's Lounge
27 Patience the Baker
Amber House (Chinese takeaway)
29 The Shoe Shop
31 Help 4 All (Volunteering Highland)
33-35 J&M Patterson (Ironmonger, diy, sports)
37 Dena Stores (Clothing)
39 Wilson's Newsagent
41 Ladbrokes (Betting shop)
43 Kardz (cards & gifts)
45 The Health Food Shop
45 Harry Gow (Baker)
53 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)
57 Alness Post Office
59 TasteBud's (Takeaway)
61 Maxim's (Chinese takeaway)
Ladbrokes (Betting shop)
Alan's Taxis
69b GT Video & Games
69 Blythswood (Charity shop)
69a The Royal Air Force Association
71 Temptu (hair design)
73 Going Places (Travel Agent)
75 Haddows (Off-licence)
79 Yasmeen (Indian restaurant)
83 National Schizophrenia Fellowship
85 R R Gray (Accountants)
85 BE Personnel (Recruitment)
89 Macmillan (Estate Agent)
103 Alness Shoe Bar
Iain's Barber Shop
Coop (Supermarket)
The Rigger Bar
Alness Council (Service Point)

East End

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