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TITLE
Free Church Assembly, Inverness
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_1999_116_15_VI
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
1888
PERIOD
1880s
CREATOR
David Whyte Studio
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
11150
KEYWORDS
assemblies
horses
carriages
crowds
churches
Free Church Assembly, Inverness

A large group has gathered by the River Ness for the 1888 Free Church Assembly in Inverness. At the back, two horse-drawn carriages are bringing more people.

The Moderator that year was Rev Dr Gustavus Aird. The precentor was Inverness man WS Roddie. It is said that he stood to sing, a practice which was unusual in the Free Church as most congregations sit to sing and stand to pray.

The temporary wooden building was erected for the assembly by Mr. Noble, joiner contractor in Inverness. It could house 3000 people. After the week was finished, the building was demolished and the timber taken away. The same thing had happened at Farraline Park a few years before.


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Free Church Assembly, Inverness

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1880s

assemblies; horses; carriages; crowds; churches

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Joseph Cook Collection

A large group has gathered by the River Ness for the 1888 Free Church Assembly in Inverness. At the back, two horse-drawn carriages are bringing more people.<br /> <br /> The Moderator that year was Rev Dr Gustavus Aird. The precentor was Inverness man WS Roddie. It is said that he stood to sing, a practice which was unusual in the Free Church as most congregations sit to sing and stand to pray.<br /> <br /> The temporary wooden building was erected for the assembly by Mr. Noble, joiner contractor in Inverness. It could house 3000 people. After the week was finished, the building was demolished and the timber taken away. The same thing had happened at Farraline Park a few years before. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.