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Eden Court Theatre

Eden Court Theatre

  • VisitScotland 4 Star Arts Venue

Musical, Thu 12 Oct 2017



Bishop's Road,
Ness Walk,

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‘'The halcyon days of the construction yard at Nigg Bay; known as ‘Highlands Fabricators’ , are perhaps best remembered between the early 1970’s and the late 1980’s when the yard had a healthy order book and employed, quite literally, thousands of men and women. Traveling men, engineers, support staff and technicians/draftsmen made the place ‘tick!’ George Emney arrived at the yard one bitterly cold February morning and having travelled up on the Inverness sleeper from London and with the instruction to report to the engineering manager of the day. Emney's ‘reputation’ preceded him and a very wily manager told him that, in no uncertain terms, he would do ‘exactly as he was told!’ To say that he had a great time is perhaps understating things a little…working alongside folk from Glasgow, Inverness; the Black Isle, Ross-shire and further afield, he would witness enviable feats of engineering that harkened back to times past and the great Victorian Engineers! Envy and the desire to be a ‘good engineer’ were in conflict with a ‘hidden desire’ to sing and in 1982 Emney said ‘goodbye’ to many friends round about and set off south to train as an opera singer in Milan-it didn’t quite work out like that!

Come and enjoy an evening with Emney; beginning with the 'Songs of Travel’ by Ralph Vaughan Williams and followed by a little anecdote and hopefully some amusing stories about life at ‘The Yard!’ and interspersed with a familiar Scottish Ballad or two!’'

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsPushchairs availableWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Free parking available.

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 12 Oct 2017 19:30




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    Map reference: NH 663447  Lat: 57.47309 Long: -4.23082


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Pushchairs availablePushchairs available
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

    Free parking available.