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Exhibition charts fascinating story of Burr's of Tongue

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An exhibition on Burr's of Tongue was held at the village's Kyle Centre on November 23. Now owned by Wildland Ltd, Burr's of Tongue was a flagship mainland store built by Robert Garden, who set up an extensive business along the north coast in the early years of last century.

The exhibition included information and old photographs from Robert Garden's family right through the years to Wildland's proposals for the future development of the buildings.

Dr Marion Macdougall, chairwoman of North Coast Connection, which runs the Kyle Centre, said she was very grateful to all who had contributed to the exhibition.

She said: "I am particularly grateful to Mary Garden, members of the Burr family including Gordon Miller and Norman Henderson, Rachel, Gordon and Diane Skene, Neil Reid, Strathnaver Museum and Wildland Ltd.

"Burr’s of Tongue has such a fascinating history, we really enjoyed putting it all together. We got excellent feedback (and more information) on the day and it was great to welcome descendants of the original Peter Burr to the event.

"The Kyle Centre lends itself well to events like this and we hope to organise similar events in the future.”

The event “From Garden to Wildlands” was part of a project funded by The Caithness and North Sutherland Fund."

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