Please Sign In | Register
Google pluspinterestShare on Stumble UponShare on RedditFacebookShare on Tumblr
TITLE
William Glashan's 'Old Inverness' (3 of 3)
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_SINCLAIR_HOWARDCHITTY_03
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1980s; 1990s
CREATOR
Howard Chitty
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
2034
KEYWORDS
artists
churches
audio

Get Adobe Flash player

William Glashan (1903-1981) was an Inverness architect who had a passionate interest in the old town. During the 1950s and 60s he set out to paint as many of the town's historic buildings as he could, in advance of their demolition. In this audio extract, one of Glashan's former colleagues - Howard Chitty - talks about Glashan's drawing of the foot of Church Street.

This is really a view of one side of Church Street, of the entrance to the Old High Church, and the entrance gate cottages - one either side. And then next to that, the old Gaelic Church and then a building which has since been demolished which was the first Inverness Technical College - that's all now pulled down.

Interviewer: To make for the road widening on the side of the new telephone exchange?

That's right and there's a stone wall built round the bank on which the Old High Church sits.

Interviewer: I like the way that the telephone exchange has been lost in this.

Yes, he didn't like that, I don't think

For guidance on the use of images and other content, please see the Terms and Conditions page.
High Life Highland is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland No. SC407011 and is a registered Scottish charity No. SC042593
Powered by Capture

William Glashan's 'Old Inverness' (3 of 3)

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1980s; 1990s

artists; churches; audio

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Bill Sinclair Audio: William Glashan

William Glashan (1903-1981) was an Inverness architect who had a passionate interest in the old town. During the 1950s and 60s he set out to paint as many of the town's historic buildings as he could, in advance of their demolition. In this audio extract, one of Glashan's former colleagues - Howard Chitty - talks about Glashan's drawing of the foot of Church Street.<br /> <br /> This is really a view of one side of Church Street, of the entrance to the Old High Church, and the entrance gate cottages - one either side. And then next to that, the old Gaelic Church and then a building which has since been demolished which was the first Inverness Technical College - that's all now pulled down.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: To make for the road widening on the side of the new telephone exchange?<br /> <br /> That's right and there's a stone wall built round the bank on which the Old High Church sits.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: I like the way that the telephone exchange has been lost in this.<br /> <br /> Yes, he didn't like that, I don't think