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TITLE
Letter from Katherine Rose, Kilravock Castle to William Baillie, India, page 2
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB232_D456_A_28_8_2
PLACENAME
Inverness
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
1813
PERIOD
1810s
SOURCE
Highland Archive Centre
ASSET ID
5011
KEYWORDS
Baillies of Dunain
Katherine Rose
Kilravock Castle
Roses of Kilravock
Northern Meeting
Highland Games
correspondence
letters
Letter from Katherine Rose, Kilravock Castle to William Baillie, India, page 2

The Baillies of Dunain were an Inverness family who lived in and around the area from the mid-15th century onwards. Although their estate was small in comparison with many of the principal Highland families, they occupied a niche in the upper levels of Highland society.

A substantial collection of the family's papers is held by The Highland Council Archive Service. The papers cover the period c.1760-1860.

This document is dated 29 October 1813. It is a letter from Katherine Rose of Kilravock Castle to her brother William Baillie, in Bombay, India. In it, Katherine covers various subjects including her brother and sister's health (Anne and Archie), her own children and the recent Northern Meeting at Inverness.

The Northern Meeting Society was founded in June 1788 to organise social activities such as balls, hunts and piping competitions. Purpose-built meeting rooms were built in 1790 at 14 Church Street., Inverness. The Society's annual ball was the highpoint of the social calendar and was occasionally attended by members of the royal family.

In 1823 the Society gave financial help for a Highland Games held at Dunaincroy. These games became an annual feature from 1837 with the Society building the Northern Meeting Park in Ardross Street to host the event


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Letter from Katherine Rose, Kilravock Castle to William Baillie, India, page 2

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1810s

Baillies of Dunain; Katherine Rose; Kilravock Castle; Roses of Kilravock; Northern Meeting; Highland Games; correspondence; letters

Highland Archive Centre

Baillie of Dunain family papers

The Baillies of Dunain were an Inverness family who lived in and around the area from the mid-15th century onwards. Although their estate was small in comparison with many of the principal Highland families, they occupied a niche in the upper levels of Highland society.<br /> <br /> A substantial collection of the family's papers is held by The Highland Council Archive Service. The papers cover the period c.1760-1860.<br /> <br /> This document is dated 29 October 1813. It is a letter from Katherine Rose of Kilravock Castle to her brother William Baillie, in Bombay, India. In it, Katherine covers various subjects including her brother and sister's health (Anne and Archie), her own children and the recent Northern Meeting at Inverness. <br /> <br /> The Northern Meeting Society was founded in June 1788 to organise social activities such as balls, hunts and piping competitions. Purpose-built meeting rooms were built in 1790 at 14 Church Street., Inverness. The Society's annual ball was the highpoint of the social calendar and was occasionally attended by members of the royal family.<br /> <br /> In 1823 the Society gave financial help for a Highland Games held at Dunaincroy. These games became an annual feature from 1837 with the Society building the Northern Meeting Park in Ardross Street to host the event <br /> <br /> <br /> For further information about this item and the collection to which it belongs, please <a href="mailto: archives@highlifehighland.com">email</a> the Highland Archive Service