Not on display
Towards the page gutter is a sketch of a bay inscribed ‘Campbell’. David Wallace-Hadrill has suggested that this may refer to Campbleton, a hamlet that was later absorbed into Ardersier on the shore of the Moray Firth near Fort George.1 Therefore this could be a sketch looking north along the bay towards the promontory on which Fort George sits. The fort may be represented as a dark shape at the end of the promontory, with an inscription above it that appears to read ‘25’. Therefore the shore of the Black Isle around Rosemarkie, across the firth, would be behind it. For references to further sketches of Fort George, see folio 6 (D27054).
With the sketchbook inverted, and drawn parallel with the fore-edge of the page, is a rough sketch of a view across water from a bay. Wallace-Hadrill has suggested that this may be Inverness as seen from the mouth of the River Ness to the north, while Janet Carolan suggests that it may be a view on the Dornoch Firth.2