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TITLE
Arthur D. Ross
EXTERNAL ID
AB_INVTOWNHOUSE07_25
PLACENAME
Inverness
PERIOD
1900s
CREATOR
unknown
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
400
KEYWORDS
Inverness Town House
portraits
provosts
Town Council
Tomnahurich Cemetery
electric light
Arthur D. Ross

This portrait of Arthur Ross hangs in Inverness Town House, in the Main Hall. The artist is unknown.

Born in 1849 Arthur Ross succeeded his father in a well established painting and decorating business. He entered the Town Council in 1882. He served as Dean of Guild, Bailie and Treasured before being elected Provost in 1901, a post he held until 1907. During his period in office the town took over the administration of Tomnahurich Cemetery and electric lighting came to the town. Provost Ross, having twice welcomed the Prince of Wales to Inverness, represented the burgh at his coronation as Edward VII.

Provost Ross was also an active member of the church and served as session clerk to the United Free Church for some years.

Arthur Ross died on 22 December 1928.

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Arthur D. Ross

1900s

Inverness Town House; portraits; provosts; Town Council; Tomnahurich Cemetery; electric light

Am Baile

Inverness Town House 2007

This portrait of Arthur Ross hangs in Inverness Town House, in the Main Hall. The artist is unknown.<br /> <br /> Born in 1849 Arthur Ross succeeded his father in a well established painting and decorating business. He entered the Town Council in 1882. He served as Dean of Guild, Bailie and Treasured before being elected Provost in 1901, a post he held until 1907. During his period in office the town took over the administration of Tomnahurich Cemetery and electric lighting came to the town. Provost Ross, having twice welcomed the Prince of Wales to Inverness, represented the burgh at his coronation as Edward VII. <br /> <br /> Provost Ross was also an active member of the church and served as session clerk to the United Free Church for some years.<br /> <br /> Arthur Ross died on 22 December 1928.