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TITLE
Freedom of the Burgh of Inverness awarded, 1955
EXTERNAL ID
PAN_19_054
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
1955
PERIOD
1950s
CREATOR
J Nairn
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
20579
KEYWORDS
provosts
royal burghs
burgess
Freedom of the Burgh of Inverness awarded, 1955

On 14 April 1955, at a ceremony in the Playhouse Cinema, the Freedom of the Royal Burgh of Inverness was conferred on three men: the Right Honourable Thomas Johnston, C.H., Chairman of the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board; Sir Hugh Mackenzie, C.B. E., Deputy Chairman of the Hydro-Electric Board and Provost of Inverness from 1934 to 1945; and Captain Anthony Miers, V.C., D.S.O., R.N., who distinguished himself as a submarine commander in 1942. Provost James Mackintosh Grigor presented the three new Burgesses with silver quaichs and gold rings symbolising their marriage to the Royal Burgh. This was Provost Grigor's last public engagement before retiring from public office.


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Freedom of the Burgh of Inverness awarded, 1955

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1950s

provosts; royal burghs; burgess

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Jimmy Nairn & Son

On 14 April 1955, at a ceremony in the Playhouse Cinema, the Freedom of the Royal Burgh of Inverness was conferred on three men: the Right Honourable Thomas Johnston, C.H., Chairman of the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board; Sir Hugh Mackenzie, C.B. E., Deputy Chairman of the Hydro-Electric Board and Provost of Inverness from 1934 to 1945; and Captain Anthony Miers, V.C., D.S.O., R.N., who distinguished himself as a submarine commander in 1942. Provost James Mackintosh Grigor presented the three new Burgesses with silver quaichs and gold rings symbolising their marriage to the Royal Burgh. This was Provost Grigor's last public engagement before retiring from public office. <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.