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TITLE
Sir Alexander Malcolm MacEwen
EXTERNAL ID
AB_INVTOWNHOUSE07_16
PLACENAME
Inverness
DATE OF IMAGE
1933
PERIOD
1930s
CREATOR
Gladys Barron
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
391
KEYWORDS
Inverness Town House
busts
provosts
solicitors
Stewart Rule & Co
Inverness Town Council
county councillors
Benbecula
Scottish National Party
Sir Alexander Malcolm MacEwen

This bronze bust, by Gladys Barron, of Sir Alexander Malcolm MacEwen is on display in the Main Hall of Inverness Town House.

Alexander MacEwen was born in Calcutta on 10 January 1875. His father was Robert Sutherland Taylor MacEwen, barrister and Recorder of Rangoon.

MacEwen was educated at Clifton College, Bristol and Edinburgh University, qualifying as a solicitor in 1901. He joined the firm of Stewart Rule & Co. in Inverness and went on to be its senior partner for more than thirty years.

MacEwen entered the Town Council in 1908 and although he subsequently retired he was persuaded to return after World War I. He was elected provost in 1925, a post he held until 1931. During his period in office Provost MacEwen promoted schemes for the improvement of public health and housing. He was a member of the Inverness-shire Education Committee and for nine years Chairman of the Directors of the Royal Northern Infirmary. He was knighted in 1932. This bust was presented to him on 6 October 1933.

After he retired from the Town Council Sir Alexander MacEwen was elected County Councillor for Benbecula. He supported Scottish self-government and was the leader of the Scottish National Party from 1934-36. Macewen Drive in Inverness is named after him.

Sir Alexander MacEwen died on 29 June 1941.

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Sir Alexander Malcolm MacEwen

1930s

Inverness Town House; busts; provosts; solicitors; Stewart Rule & Co; Inverness Town Council; county councillors; Benbecula; Scottish National Party

Am Baile

Inverness Town House 2007

This bronze bust, by Gladys Barron, of Sir Alexander Malcolm MacEwen is on display in the Main Hall of Inverness Town House.<br /> <br /> Alexander MacEwen was born in Calcutta on 10 January 1875. His father was Robert Sutherland Taylor MacEwen, barrister and Recorder of Rangoon.<br /> <br /> MacEwen was educated at Clifton College, Bristol and Edinburgh University, qualifying as a solicitor in 1901. He joined the firm of Stewart Rule & Co. in Inverness and went on to be its senior partner for more than thirty years.<br /> <br /> MacEwen entered the Town Council in 1908 and although he subsequently retired he was persuaded to return after World War I. He was elected provost in 1925, a post he held until 1931. During his period in office Provost MacEwen promoted schemes for the improvement of public health and housing. He was a member of the Inverness-shire Education Committee and for nine years Chairman of the Directors of the Royal Northern Infirmary. He was knighted in 1932. This bust was presented to him on 6 October 1933.<br /> <br /> After he retired from the Town Council Sir Alexander MacEwen was elected County Councillor for Benbecula. He supported Scottish self-government and was the leader of the Scottish National Party from 1934-36. Macewen Drive in Inverness is named after him.<br /> <br /> Sir Alexander MacEwen died on 29 June 1941.