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TITLE
Mackay's Clan Tartan and Tweed Warehouse
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_784_P029
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
1893
PERIOD
1890s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31341
KEYWORDS
warehouses
tartans
drapery
tailors
tweeds
dress
buildings
Mackay's Clan Tartan and Tweed Warehouse

William Mackay's Clan Tartan and Tweed Warehouse was located at the corner of the High Street and Castle Street in Inverness. They claimed to have clan tartans in all the old and original sets. Tailoring in both tweed suits and Highland Dress was catered for, as were many other products, including 'mauds' - a type of plaid or blanket.

The carved figures on the top of the building represent the Three Virtues - Faith, Hope and Charity. Since 1955 these have been on display at Graemeshall House at Holm, Orkney but it is hoped that they will soon return to Inverness. The building itself has been demolished and has been replaced by a fast food outlet.

This illustration was taken from 'Mackenzie's Guide to Inverness', by Alexander Mackenzie (Inverness, 1893)

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Mackay's Clan Tartan and Tweed Warehouse

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1890s

warehouses; tartans; drapery; tailors; tweeds; dress; buildings

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

William Mackay's Clan Tartan and Tweed Warehouse was located at the corner of the High Street and Castle Street in Inverness. They claimed to have clan tartans in all the old and original sets. Tailoring in both tweed suits and Highland Dress was catered for, as were many other products, including 'mauds' - a type of plaid or blanket.<br /> <br /> The carved figures on the top of the building represent the Three Virtues - Faith, Hope and Charity. Since 1955 these have been on display at Graemeshall House at Holm, Orkney but it is hoped that they will soon return to Inverness. The building itself has been demolished and has been replaced by a fast food outlet.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'Mackenzie's Guide to Inverness', by Alexander Mackenzie (Inverness, 1893)