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Courtesy of:Roddie Macpherson
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Avoch Parish Churchyard.

Avoch Parish Church and churchyard sits halfway up the steep road, which strikes inland from its junction with the main road at the Station Hotel. There are fine views across Avoch Bay and beyond.

The fates of many buried here reflect the history of the village as the prime fishing community in the Black Isle. There are three large family enclosures; the best maintained is that of Sir Alexander Mackenzie, the explorer.

There is also a modern cemetery in Avoch.

Picture Added on 31 March 2008.


My grannie came from avoch but we only visited as a children, the photo is lovely.
Added by Alison on 26 February 2012.
I'm looking forward to visiting this Churchyard in August when I will be visiting from Australia. I will be looking for headstones for the families of More, Mann and Mustard. Congratulations on a great site. Jocelyn
Added by Jocelyn Gould ms Mann on 20 April 2014.
Many of my mother's ancestors were christened, married, and buried in this church and churchyard. McKay, Fraser, Wilson, Leitch, Mackenzie, Mcdonald, Miller, Reid, Young, and Whyte, plus collateral relations Cantach, Junor, Jack, Davidson, Mclean, More, Mustard, Elder (and likely many more). Looking forward to receiving the transcription booklet from Genfair, and thanks for the internet support that makes viewing possible from Anchorage, Alaska.
Added by Cassie T on 02 October 2016.
Hi Jocelyn. I hope you have been able to visit the Avoch Parish church by now. I was there recently taking photos for Find A Grave and found many More graves, including some great table stones. The Manns were more at Easter Suddie rather than Avoch, although there were some at Avoch too. If there are any that we haven't photographed that you would like, please let me know which ones you would like.
Added by Lori MacGregor on 25 January 2022.
Hi Lori,
Thanks for your interest. Yes, we visited eight years ago. My research since then indicates that my Mann family left Avoch about 1870 for work in the Grantown area. To the best of my knowledge, there are none of my Mann's buried there. However, I do have a lot of Mores and Mustards who were there for several generations. Kind regards

Added by Jocelyn Gould on 16 February 2022.
I will hopefully be visiting Avoch cemetery next week, and will be looking for the stone of William Sinclair and his wife Margaret Wilson, my 4xGGParents.
Added by Julie Hewitt on 10 May 2023.
Thanks for forwarding this photo Roddie. It brings back memories of our visits to Scotland and the Black Isle in particular.
Added by Jocelyn Gould nee Mann on 12 May 2023.

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