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TITLE
Old Post Office, Fort William
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_02_002_0021
PLACENAME
Fort William
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmallie
DATE OF IMAGE
1973
PERIOD
1970s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
14254
KEYWORDS
post offices
streets
Old Post Office, Fort William

This photograph shows the old Post Office building (dated 1892) in Fort William's High Street. Today the Post Office is at 4 Tweeddale, High Street.

The Fort William entry in Francis Groome's 'Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland' (1895) reads,

'A favourite tourist resort, Fort William has a post office, with money order, savings bank, and telegraph departments, branches of the Bank of Scotland and the British Linen Company and National Banks. There are also a gas company, a public hall, a handsome courthouse, a police station, a substantial stone quay (1834), a masonic lodge, a volunteer corps, boating, football, and shinty clubs, an hospital founded by Andrew Belford Esq. of Glenfintaig, for the poor of Kilmallie and Kilmonivaig parishes, and fairs on the fourth Wednesday of March, the second Wednesday of June and November, the second Thursday of July, and the Tuesday fortnight before Falkirk October Tryst.'

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Old Post Office, Fort William

INVERNESS: Kilmallie

1970s

post offices; streets

The Highland Council Planning Department

This photograph shows the old Post Office building (dated 1892) in Fort William's High Street. Today the Post Office is at 4 Tweeddale, High Street.<br /> <br /> The Fort William entry in Francis Groome's 'Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland' (1895) reads,<br /> <br /> 'A favourite tourist resort, Fort William has a post office, with money order, savings bank, and telegraph departments, branches of the Bank of Scotland and the British Linen Company and National Banks. There are also a gas company, a public hall, a handsome courthouse, a police station, a substantial stone quay (1834), a masonic lodge, a volunteer corps, boating, football, and shinty clubs, an hospital founded by Andrew Belford Esq. of Glenfintaig, for the poor of Kilmallie and Kilmonivaig parishes, and fairs on the fourth Wednesday of March, the second Wednesday of June and November, the second Thursday of July, and the Tuesday fortnight before Falkirk October Tryst.'