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Mystery place

Mystery place
Picture added on 30 April 2014 at 23:18
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Comments:
When I realised where this was, I thought David Tullock was bound to answer it. But then I noticed he had posted it! It is looking across Junction Road towards where Tullocks' petrol pumps now are, with the entrance to the Albert Street car park to the left and the former Cosmo just out of sight further left. I don't remember either of the two buildings in the foreground, but do remember the squint chimney cans on Burnarvie House.
Added by Paul Sutherland on 01 May 2014
That's no mystery place Davie buey. Hid's what was used as an army recruting centre pre and during world War 2.
Situated right next to what was MacKay and Wallaces garage on the back road,right on the spot where your petrol pumps are now.
I mind it fine!!!!
Added by Peter Burges on 01 May 2014
Rifle Range
Added by Duncan Tullock on 01 May 2014
I think this is in the back road where the car park is now just along from the post office
Added by Barbara (Jolly) Watt on 02 May 2014
The army cadet hut next to WR Tullock's garage Junction Rd
Added by Jim Marwick on 02 May 2014
Looks like that shed is right on top of your petrol pumps Dave.
Added by Ian M Gibson on 02 May 2014
must be across the road from your bit
Added by Billy Cardno on 03 May 2014
I'm a bit lost here, can somebody tell me whit year this is thanks?
Anonymous comment added on 05 May 2014
Some pile of "older" folk look at this site! You are all correct, this is where the petrol pumps are today. Interesting to see that Douglas Thomson, proprietor of Mellis's garage sold Esso fuel. I always thought the only Esso pumps in Kirkwall were Jeck Millers at the Kiln Corner.
Added by David Tullock on 06 May 2014
My Dad, Colin Moar (Poker) was born in Burnarvie House, the one with the squint chimney pots.
Added by Lynn Oag on 17 May 2014
I remember reversing the car in there when I went to the Cosmo, so they must have teen doon the pillar.
Added by Ron Marwick on 19 May 2014
This was the old T.A. headquarters I think exactly where W.R.Tullock's petrol pumps and car park are now.
Added by Harvey Groundwater on 19 May 2014
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