Old postcard of Tighness
I didn’t know this before but Arrochar isn’t just Arrochar…its two old villages which have merged into eachother, and the one that is lesser known is Tighness.
So this is now regarded as the south ‘part’ of arrochar, but from reading in http://www.arrocharheritage.com (fascinating stuff on there…old pictures….old movies) I have found out more about how the present community developed from two wee small villages. Why is this important…well I have been online researching and looking for old pictures of Arrochar, in particular, looking for something that may have by chance captured my wee place around the turn of the century, which would then give an idea of the location of the chimney stacks….
I got a cracking result from a vintage postcard trader on ebay 🙂 So here is Tighness of old, taken around 1900. My place is the first building to the right of the church. It was a black and white photograph to which the artist has come in and added colour. Sorry I can’t remember the name of the process! A nice touch is the old steam train on the West Highland line…