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TITLE
Provost Nicol of Inverness
EXTERNAL ID
GB232_MFR_IANMEIKIE_02
DATE OF RECORDING
1991
PERIOD
1990s
CREATOR
Ian Meikie
SOURCE
Moray Firth Radio
ASSET ID
1685
KEYWORDS
coffins
burials
disease
epidemics
epidemic
audio

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In this audio extract, Ian Meikie (Meekie) discusses the importance of a former provost of Inverness - Provost Nicol. The extract is from Moray Firth Radio's 'Recollections' series.

In the tower of the old High Church over there, there is a coffin and it was a communal coffin which was used to bury the cholera victims. And the last outbreak of cholera took place in the middle of last century [19th century] and the provost of time was a Provost Doctor Nicol and he was a practicing general practitioner and he contracted cholera and died. And incidentally, Provost Nicol did one very good thing; he was responsible for building the retaining wall below the castle at the river side, and if that wall hadn't been built with some of the floods we've had since, the castle would probably have finished up in the river

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Provost Nicol of Inverness

1990s

coffins; burials; disease; epidemics; epidemic; audio

Moray Firth Radio

MFR: Inverness Recollections

In this audio extract, Ian Meikie (Meekie) discusses the importance of a former provost of Inverness - Provost Nicol. The extract is from Moray Firth Radio's 'Recollections' series.<br /> <br /> In the tower of the old High Church over there, there is a coffin and it was a communal coffin which was used to bury the cholera victims. And the last outbreak of cholera took place in the middle of last century [19th century] and the provost of time was a Provost Doctor Nicol and he was a practicing general practitioner and he contracted cholera and died. And incidentally, Provost Nicol did one very good thing; he was responsible for building the retaining wall below the castle at the river side, and if that wall hadn't been built with some of the floods we've had since, the castle would probably have finished up in the river