Map of sewers and proposed bathing pool at Tain, Ross-shire, 1935

Map of sewers and proposed bathing pool at Tain, Ross-shire, 1935

Included in Collections: Maps / Plans

Object Description

Detailed map of the burgh of Tain, Ross-shire, prepared by George Gordon & Co, architects, Inverness and dated 23rd March 1935, showing the locations of a proposed new sewage outfall and of a proposed bathing pool on the River Tain. The existing sewerage system within the town is shown by dotted blue lines and corresponds exactly to the lines of the burns which flowed through the town before gradually being bridged and enclosed from the early 19th century on. The old outfall discharged onto the mudflats at low tide. The new outfall would have taken the sewage much further out into the river itself. The location of the bathing pool was a local beauty spot, already popular for both walks and bathing, and was just upstream from the picturesque Alexandra suspension bridge, designed by David Reid and made at the Rose Street Foundry, Inverness in 1901/02. The plans went to the P T & R Scottish Grants Committee in June 1939 but were never implemented, presumably because of the start of World War 2. A new sewage treatment plant was eventually built to the West of the town in the 1970s.

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Collections Maps / Plans
Date added July 23rd, 2021
Added by Tain & District Museum

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