Toll Road

Toll Road – in 2006

This view shows the Bank of Scotland building (now a private house) which was built in 1926. The war memorial was unveiled in 1923 and catalogues the many men of Avoch who made the supreme sacrifice in both world wars. Avoch Public School and Toll Farm can be seen in background.

Toll Road took its name from Toll Farm (see below) which stood there until the 1930s. The name recalls the days from the early 19th century when tolls were collected at toll gates here, from people using the road out of Avoch.

The farmhouse can be seen on the right, and the farm buildings on the left. Milk was supplied to the village by this farm which was run by the MacDonald family. The farm house and buildings were demolished in the 1930s to make way for housing.

Netta Sutherland bringing home the milk from Toll Farm. Note the War memorial in the background, and the tower of the Free Church (now Tower House) showing above the trees.