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TITLE
Robert Mackenzie, first taxi driver in Inverness
EXTERNAL ID
PC_JOHN_MACKENZIE_06
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1960s
SOURCE
John Mackenzie
ASSET ID
29165
KEYWORDS
taxis
cabs
Robert Mackenzie, first taxi driver in Inverness

Robert MacKenzie is thought to have been the first taxi driver in Inverness. In his younger days he was a coachman at Glendruid House, Inverness, and later worked for MacRae & Dick as a cab driver. He was the first to convert to motor vehicles with MacRae & Dick and drove taxis for that firm until he retired. He never, ever, sat a driving test!

After World War II, Robert was chosen to unveil the memorial window in the West Parish Church, Huntly Street, as he had lost two sons in the war. It is believed the memorial window was moved to the new church at Inshes.

This picture was taken at Ach an Eas care home in Inverness where he was a resident in his last years. He died in 1967, aged 88 years.

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Robert Mackenzie, first taxi driver in Inverness

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1960s

taxis; cabs;

John Mackenzie

Robert MacKenzie is thought to have been the first taxi driver in Inverness. In his younger days he was a coachman at Glendruid House, Inverness, and later worked for MacRae & Dick as a cab driver. He was the first to convert to motor vehicles with MacRae & Dick and drove taxis for that firm until he retired. He never, ever, sat a driving test!<br /> <br /> After World War II, Robert was chosen to unveil the memorial window in the West Parish Church, Huntly Street, as he had lost two sons in the war. It is believed the memorial window was moved to the new church at Inshes.<br /> <br /> This picture was taken at Ach an Eas care home in Inverness where he was a resident in his last years. He died in 1967, aged 88 years.