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TITLE
Observatory, Ben Nevis
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_39_P175A
PLACENAME
Ben Nevis
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmallie
DATE OF IMAGE
1898
PERIOD
1890s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
30771
KEYWORDS
Lochaber
Observatory, Ben Nevis

The meteorological observatory on the summit of Ben Nevis was established in 1883 and operated until 1904. It was funded from private donations including one from Queen Victoria. The observatory was managed by the Scottish Meteorological Society and the Royal Societies of Edinburgh and London. It was manned by a superintendent and two assistants who were responsible for taking readings.

The photograph is from 'Loyal Lochaber. Historical Genealogical and Traditionary' by W Drummond Norie, Glasgow, 1898.

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Observatory, Ben Nevis

INVERNESS: Kilmallie

1890s

Lochaber

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (photographs)

The meteorological observatory on the summit of Ben Nevis was established in 1883 and operated until 1904. It was funded from private donations including one from Queen Victoria. The observatory was managed by the Scottish Meteorological Society and the Royal Societies of Edinburgh and London. It was manned by a superintendent and two assistants who were responsible for taking readings.<br /> <br /> The photograph is from 'Loyal Lochaber. Historical Genealogical and Traditionary' by W Drummond Norie, Glasgow, 1898.