Hello Derek, This is a late message to your post but I am also a Patience born in Dingwall in 1969. I grew up in Hill of Fearn, three Patience families there my Grand Father James "the post" Patience and wife Amiee (MacKenzie) and MY father Keith Alexander Patience and his brother Dennis Patience. They grew up in Nigg station, Father James Patience, mother Agnes Patience. My Grand fathers brother was Arthur Patience killed in Dinxplerno in Holland 29th March 1945. I know I apparently have relatives in Invergordon but have never met any of my Grandfather sisters sons or daughters.