This postcard of the Bridge of Ury was sent from Bella Ivers in Inverurie to Mrs. Susanna McCurrach (my Great-Great-Grandmother - Jack's mother) who lived at 9 Roseneath Terrace in Nairn Scotland. Nairn is located on the Moray Firth, 17 miles east of Inverness, while Inverurie is some 115 km from Nairn, inland on the way to Aberdeen. The card is postmarked June 8, 1909.
Roseneath Terrace is where Susanna, her husband John, and at least 4 of their mostly adult children lived at the time (including Jack). A narrow little street that looks more like a side ally to this Canadian eye. Number 9 has since been demolished and replaced by a modern building (looks like pink stucco middle left of the picture). From looking at maps of the time, number 9 appears to have been a fairly roomy house with garden space around it. Not bad circumstances for the McCurrach family by this point in their lives. Better than anywhere else they had ever lived.
During Victorian times, Nairn was a summer vacation destination. It would have been a very nice town to live in. Heck, probably still is. I hope to visit someday soon.
The postcard reads: "We arrived home safe and enjoyed ourselves immense on the way. although we were all a little tired but we spent a very pleasant day, thanks to your kindness. Give kind regards to all your family and accept some yourself from Bella Ivers Whinhill. Love to Mona XXXXXX"