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TITLE
The Site of the former Queen Mary's House
EXTERNAL ID
PAN3_78
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1950s
CREATOR
J Nairn
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
20146
KEYWORDS
Mary, Queen of Scots
buildings
houses
castles
Masons
The Site of the former Queen Mary's House

On this site stood the building known as Queen Mary's House. The house was occupied by Mary, Queen of Scots in 1562 while her army laid siege to Inverness Castle. Mary had been refused admission to her castle by Alexander Gordon, the Earl of Huntly's Lieutenant-Governor. With the help of the MacKintoshes and Frasers the castle was taken and Gordon hanged.

The house was demolished in 1968. All that remained were the vaults which were incorporated into the offices of the Highlands and Islands Development Board which were built on the site


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The Site of the former Queen Mary's House

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1950s

Mary, Queen of Scots; buildings; houses; castles; Masons

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Jimmy Nairn & Son

On this site stood the building known as Queen Mary's House. The house was occupied by Mary, Queen of Scots in 1562 while her army laid siege to Inverness Castle. Mary had been refused admission to her castle by Alexander Gordon, the Earl of Huntly's Lieutenant-Governor. With the help of the MacKintoshes and Frasers the castle was taken and Gordon hanged.<br /> <br /> The house was demolished in 1968. All that remained were the vaults which were incorporated into the offices of the Highlands and Islands Development Board which were built on the site <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.