Tain Museum Image Library

The Ark
Tain Museum Image Library
The Ark

This historic building was situated between the bottom of Hill Street and Well Street. It was reputed to have been built during the reign of James II (1437-1450) and the residence of one of the early clerical provosts of Tain. The Marquis of Montrose spent the night in this building on his way to execution in Edinburgh after his capture at the battle of Carbisdale in 1650. Incredibly, this building was demolished in 1940 despite the valiant efforts of Provost William Ross to save it.
Picture added on 26 August 2005
Does anyone know why this house was called The Ark? Was it because of its age?
Added by Estelle Quick on 10 October 2005
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