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TITLE
Corner of High Street and Church Street, Inverness
EXTERNAL ID
PAN_18_026
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1950s
CREATOR
J Nairn
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
20537
KEYWORDS
shops
streets
buildings
temperance
Corner of High Street and Church Street, Inverness

This photograph shows the corner of High Street and Church Street, Inverness. On the right hand side of the picture, above the shop fronts on High Street, are two panels of moral biblical texts. They were carved into the stone under the direction of Dr John Mackenzie, Provost of Inverness from 1867 to 1873.

Dr Mackenzie was a social reformer, passionate about slum clearance, poverty relief and prison reform. Around 1860 he decided to abstain from drinking alcohol which, whilst putting him in the minority amongst his fellow councillors, led to his decision to have the texts displayed in this prominent spot, directly across from the town house. They can still be seen there today.


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Corner of High Street and Church Street, Inverness

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1950s

shops; streets; buildings; temperance;

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Jimmy Nairn & Son

This photograph shows the corner of High Street and Church Street, Inverness. On the right hand side of the picture, above the shop fronts on High Street, are two panels of moral biblical texts. They were carved into the stone under the direction of Dr John Mackenzie, Provost of Inverness from 1867 to 1873. <br /> <br /> Dr Mackenzie was a social reformer, passionate about slum clearance, poverty relief and prison reform. Around 1860 he decided to abstain from drinking alcohol which, whilst putting him in the minority amongst his fellow councillors, led to his decision to have the texts displayed in this prominent spot, directly across from the town house. They can still be seen there today. <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.