alness, jackamo's barber shop, bridgend stores, citizens advice bureau (cab),2b just beauty,2 heads & tails, averon river park,8 highland hospice, alness library,10 (), averon leisure centre,12-14 alness reprographics, bank of scotland (bos),16 wedding belles,19 hair creation,16a pete's taxis, john m munro,20 heidi's coffee shop,4 flowers from the heart,22 hannah homes, jacqui (hairdressing),26 superdrug,ardross street, pound store,23 commercial hotel, mairi russell,27 dalmore furnishings,mitchel lane,88 88,36 hugh m campbell,29 the shoe shop & vanity fayre,38-40 goodtread,31 help 4 all (volunteering highland),42 josey's (hair & beauty),33-35 j&m patterson,44 all sorts 2,37 fyrish upholstry & interiors,46-48 somerfield,39 wilson's newsagent,50 blythswood care,41 ladbrokes,54 patara,43 kardz,56 alness newsagents,45 the health food shop,58 victoriana,45 harry gow,58a fryish dental practice,53 royal bank of scotland (rbs), clothes for the country, glamorous hairdresser,64 (),57 post office,70 deep blue fish & chips,59 tastebud's,72 tony's sandwich bar,61 maxim's,74 k.c.'s ta-tu's, alan's taxis,76 middleton, ross & arnot,69b temptu hair design,86 veterinary surgery,69 something sweet, brenda's (gents hairdresser),71 (),academy lane, fringz,94 station hotel,, alness learning,73 thomas cook,96-98 co-op pharmacy,75 (),100 balti cottage,79 preityraj,102 alness community association,83 national schizophrenia fellowship,104-106 alness civic & heritage centre,85 r r gray,85 be personnel,89 macmillan & co,103 alness shoe bar, iain's barber shop, co-op, ilona polski hairdresser, alness council (service point),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
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.
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