Wartime nurse Edith Cavell tended the wounded irrespective of nationality

Inverness Letter: Cavell Gardens named for woman for whom patriotism was not enough

First World War card commemorating the death of the Norwich-born nurse who rejected ‘hatred and bitterness’. Photograph: Michael Nicholson/Corbis

First World War card commemorating the death of the Norwich-born nurse who rejected ‘hatred and bitterness’. Photograph: Michael Nicholson/Corbis

Dappled sunlight drenched the banks of the Ness as two fishermen cast flies on to the gently flowing river. I watched them from Infirmary Bridge, a recently restored 1881 iron footbridge connecting the river’s two banks, each lined by lovely butter-coloured sandstone homes, some now boutique hotels or restaurants.

What interested me was the little park on the far side of the footbridge. It looked like a good place to idle away some minutes after the day’s journey to Inverness.

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