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TITLE
Gilbert Watson, Rector 1909 to 1910
EXTERNAL ID
PC_ROYALACADEMY_005
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1900s
SOURCE
Inverness Royal Academy
ASSET ID
29926
KEYWORDS
people
teachers
rectors
schools
inspectors
Gilbert Watson, Rector 1909 to 1910

Gilbert Watson was born in 1882, attending the Royal High School in Edinburgh, then graduating as Master of Arts at Edinburgh University and Bachelor of Arts at Lincoln College, Oxford. After a short period of teaching at Edinburgh University, he was appointed as the fifteenth Rector of Inverness Royal Academy in August 1909. He was to serve the school for only fifteen months when he was appointed as one of His Majesty's Inspectors of Schools. In 1942 he became the Chief Inspector of Schools for the Southern Division, and then, in 1945, Senior Chief Inspector of Schools. He retired in 1948.

His final years were spent in Edinburgh, where he lived into his 105th year, dying in October 1987. This photograph was taken at or after his retirement.

(thanks to Robert Preece for this information)

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Gilbert Watson, Rector 1909 to 1910

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1900s

people; teachers; rectors; schools; inspectors

Inverness Royal Academy

Inverness Royal Academy (photographs)

Gilbert Watson was born in 1882, attending the Royal High School in Edinburgh, then graduating as Master of Arts at Edinburgh University and Bachelor of Arts at Lincoln College, Oxford. After a short period of teaching at Edinburgh University, he was appointed as the fifteenth Rector of Inverness Royal Academy in August 1909. He was to serve the school for only fifteen months when he was appointed as one of His Majesty's Inspectors of Schools. In 1942 he became the Chief Inspector of Schools for the Southern Division, and then, in 1945, Senior Chief Inspector of Schools. He retired in 1948.<br /> <br /> His final years were spent in Edinburgh, where he lived into his 105th year, dying in October 1987. This photograph was taken at or after his retirement.<br /> <br /> (thanks to Robert Preece for this information)