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TITLE
View of Inverness Town House
EXTERNAL ID
HC_INV_FACILITIES_007
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1990s
SOURCE
The Highland Council
ASSET ID
13467
KEYWORDS
town hall
town halls
View of Inverness Town House

Inverness Town House sits on the corner of Castle Street and Bridge Street. Designed by the architects Matthews and Lawrie to replace an earlier building, it was built between 1878 and 1882 of local sandstone. Many portraits of local historical figures hang within its walls.

The building was the scene of an historic meeting of the British Cabinet in September 1921. This was the first Cabinet meeting of the British Government ever held outside London.

The Prime Minister, David Lloyd George, was on holiday at Gairloch in Wester Ross when he discovered that Ireland had rejected the King and Empire. He decided to call the Cabinet at Inverness, rather than travel back to London, as his deputy was at Beaufort and King George V at Moy. Out of this meeting arose the 'Inverness Formula' which created the basis of the discussions at the seminar where the Treaty creating the Irish Free State was agreed.

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View of Inverness Town House

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1990s

town hall; town halls

The Highland Council

Highland Council: Inverness Area (1990s)

Inverness Town House sits on the corner of Castle Street and Bridge Street. Designed by the architects Matthews and Lawrie to replace an earlier building, it was built between 1878 and 1882 of local sandstone. Many portraits of local historical figures hang within its walls.<br /> <br /> The building was the scene of an historic meeting of the British Cabinet in September 1921. This was the first Cabinet meeting of the British Government ever held outside London. <br /> <br /> The Prime Minister, David Lloyd George, was on holiday at Gairloch in Wester Ross when he discovered that Ireland had rejected the King and Empire. He decided to call the Cabinet at Inverness, rather than travel back to London, as his deputy was at Beaufort and King George V at Moy. Out of this meeting arose the 'Inverness Formula' which created the basis of the discussions at the seminar where the Treaty creating the Irish Free State was agreed.