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TITLE
Grantown-on-Spey Summer Exhibition (3 of 7)
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_SINCLAIR_BILLSADLER_03
PLACENAME
Grantown on Spey
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
MORAYSHIRE: Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
Bill Sadler
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
1843
KEYWORDS
museums
Sir James Grant
audio

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Grantown Museum and Heritage Centre opened in 1999. It tells the story of Grantown-on-Spey, a fine example of an 18th-century planned town. In this audio extract from the 1980s, Bill Sinclair talks to Bill Sadler of the Grantown Society about a temporary exhibition of 'Old Grantown' in the Old Courthouse in Grantown, prior to the establishment of the museum.

Interviewer: You've got here the old robes, is it, the provost's robes?

That's, that's right. In the 1890s, 1898, when Grantown became a police burgh they elected for the first time a provost and a town council and we have the provost's robes, one of the baillie's robes. We also have across on the other side there the provost's chain, and we have photographs of every provost who has been, until the last town council meeting and we've got, we've got a sort of commemorative photograph of that.

Interviewer: Did you have difficulty in getting the photographs of all the provosts or were they in existence already?

Well, we're quite lucky because Grantown for some time has had a historical society, the Grantown Society, who have over the years been collecting up photographs, doing research, and they are working hand in glove with us, which gives us their expertise which is enormously useful. We couldn't have done without that

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Grantown-on-Spey Summer Exhibition (3 of 7)

MORAYSHIRE: Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie

1980s

museums; Sir James Grant; audio

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Bill Sinclair Audio: Grantown-on-Spey

Grantown Museum and Heritage Centre opened in 1999. It tells the story of Grantown-on-Spey, a fine example of an 18th-century planned town. In this audio extract from the 1980s, Bill Sinclair talks to Bill Sadler of the Grantown Society about a temporary exhibition of 'Old Grantown' in the Old Courthouse in Grantown, prior to the establishment of the museum. <br /> <br /> Interviewer: You've got here the old robes, is it, the provost's robes?<br /> <br /> That's, that's right. In the 1890s, 1898, when Grantown became a police burgh they elected for the first time a provost and a town council and we have the provost's robes, one of the baillie's robes. We also have across on the other side there the provost's chain, and we have photographs of every provost who has been, until the last town council meeting and we've got, we've got a sort of commemorative photograph of that.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Did you have difficulty in getting the photographs of all the provosts or were they in existence already?<br /> <br /> Well, we're quite lucky because Grantown for some time has had a historical society, the Grantown Society, who have over the years been collecting up photographs, doing research, and they are working hand in glove with us, which gives us their expertise which is enormously useful. We couldn't have done without that <br />