South Kessock

South Kessock pier, looking across the Beauly Firth

South Kessock is an area of the city of Inverness in Scotland.
It is to the north of Merkinch and is also known, somewhat disparagingly, as the Ferry. Prior to the construction of the Kessock Bridge, the Kessock Ferry sailed between North Kessock and here.

Former ferry terminal, with the Kessock Bridge behind

South Kessock has featured in two novels by Alex Mabon: The Lads from the Ferry and War of the Ferry. It is traditionally viewed as a working class area.

Shingle oreshore

The area has a diverse set of wildlife habitats with a wide variety of plants and animals and as such was designated as a Local Nature Reserve in November 2007. Merkinch Local Nature Reserve is the 50th local nature reserve in Scotland and is the only one in the Highlands. The reserve consists of tidal pools, which are partially connected to the sea, open grassland and wooded areas. Habitats include salt marsh, fresh water marsh with reed beds, bog, scrub and wooded embankments.
External links[edit]

South Kessock on Merkinch.info
Merkinch Local Nature Reserve

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Areas of Inverness

The Aird
Ballifeary
Balloch
Balnafettack
Beechwood
Bught
Carse
Castle Heather
Clachnaharry
Cradlehall
Crown
Croy
Culcabock
Culduthel
Culloden
Dalneigh
Drakies
Drummond
Haugh
Hilton
Holm
Inshes
Kinmylies
Leachkin
Lochardil
Longman
Merkinch
Millburn
Milton
Milton of Leys
Muirtown
Ness Castle
Ness-Side
Raigmore
Scorguie
Seafield
Slackbuie
Smithton
South Kessock
Torvean
Westhill

Coordinates: 57°29′28″N 4°14′31″W / 57.491°N 4.242°W / 57.491; -4.242

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