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TITLE
Carnegie Public Library building in Tain, September 1993
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_LIBRARY_007
PLACENAME
Tain
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Tain
DATE OF IMAGE
8 September 1993
PERIOD
1990s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
37901
KEYWORDS
philanthropists
libraries
Carnegie Public Library building in Tain, September 1993

The building of the Carnegie Public Library in Tain was financed by the Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919). The library was designed by Inverness architect John Pond MacDonald and opened in 1903. Over the entrance is the inscription '1903 Carnegie Free Library'.

Andrew Carnegie funded the building of approximately 2,500 public libraries, the majority of which were located in the United States, Britain and Ireland. The very first of these public libraries was built in Carnegie's home town of Dunfermline in 1883.

After he retired from business, Carnegie spent much of his time in Scotland, where he built Skibo Castle as his Scottish retirement home.

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Carnegie Public Library building in Tain, September 1993

ROSS: Tain

1990s

philanthropists; libraries

Highland Libraries

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The building of the Carnegie Public Library in Tain was financed by the Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919). The library was designed by Inverness architect John Pond MacDonald and opened in 1903. Over the entrance is the inscription '1903 Carnegie Free Library'.<br /> <br /> Andrew Carnegie funded the building of approximately 2,500 public libraries, the majority of which were located in the United States, Britain and Ireland. The very first of these public libraries was built in Carnegie's home town of Dunfermline in 1883.<br /> <br /> After he retired from business, Carnegie spent much of his time in Scotland, where he built Skibo Castle as his Scottish retirement home.