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JeanMacraeJean was born in Inverness and married Alastair Macrae from Station Road, Tomatin. They had two sons and after Alastair was made redundant by the closure of the Tomatin Distillery they ran the petrol station next to the Freeburn Hotel. They made a great success of it and also raised a lot of money for charity and also funds to build the “new” village hall to replace the one which had been under the railway bridge.

[This interview was recorded on 15/11/2012 as part of the "Not So Long Ago" project. The interviewer is Sandra Day, assisted by Betty Watson]


Station Road

The New Hall 1964

Filling Station

Fundraising at the Filling Station

Filling Station Customers

Alastair Macrae

Village Fundraising

Break-ins at the Filling Station

The Freeburn Hotel

The A9 Murder

Tomatin Inn 1985

Hall Keeper

Distillery Dances

Snowstorm January 1978

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