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Tomnahurich Cemetery

A large burial ground on Glenurquhart Road in Inverness, Tomnahurich Cemetery is located a mile (1.5 km) southwest of the town centre. The cemetery was first laid out on the summit and slopes of the prominent Tomnahurich Hill in 1863 and later expanded to fill the surrounding land. In the 20th century the town grew and prevented further expansion of the cemetery, which is constrained to the west by the Caledonian Canal. Legend suggests that the 13th-century seer Thomas the Rhymer is buried here. Notable burials include local architect Alexander Ross (1834 - 1925) and the remains of two holders of the Victoria Cross; namely Major-General Sir Robert Adams (1856 - 1928) who won the medal during the Indian Mutiny, and submariner Rear Admiral Sir Anthony Capel Miers (1908-85).


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