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TITLE
William Mackay, Provost of Thurso, Caithness
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_467_P376
DATE OF IMAGE
1897
PERIOD
1890s
CREATOR
Rev Adam Gunn, MA & John Mackay (eds)
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31261
KEYWORDS
provosts
William Mackay, Provost of Thurso, Caithness

Provost Mackay was born in 1844 at Skelpick, Strathnaver in Sutherland. He was descended from the Mackays of Kinloch and was the tenant of one of the largest and most successful farms in Scotland.

As well as holding the post of Provost of Thurso, he was also the agent for the Town and County Bank, factor for the Feswick Estates and Crown Lands of Caithness, and treasurer of the Caithness County Council.

Provost Mackay always took a great interest in the Clan Mackay Society and served as its president for a period of time.

This photograph is from 'Sutherland and the Reay Country' edited by Rev Adam Gunn & John Mackay, 1897

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William Mackay, Provost of Thurso, Caithness

1890s

provosts

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Provost Mackay was born in 1844 at Skelpick, Strathnaver in Sutherland. He was descended from the Mackays of Kinloch and was the tenant of one of the largest and most successful farms in Scotland. <br /> <br /> As well as holding the post of Provost of Thurso, he was also the agent for the Town and County Bank, factor for the Feswick Estates and Crown Lands of Caithness, and treasurer of the Caithness County Council.<br /> <br /> Provost Mackay always took a great interest in the Clan Mackay Society and served as its president for a period of time.<br /> <br /> This photograph is from 'Sutherland and the Reay Country' edited by Rev Adam Gunn & John Mackay, 1897