Counting down to the Courier's 200th anniversary

Two centuries of The Inverness Courier

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ON December 4, The Inverness Courier will reach the 200th anniversary of its first publication.

As the milestone in the paper's history approaches, we are undertaking a 200-day countdown highlighting some of the headlines on a year-by-year basis starting with the very first front page.

New King of France anointed in 1825

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CROWDS besieged the cathedral of Reims early on May 29 for the coronation of King Charles X, according to a report in The Inverness Courier's Foreign Intelligence column.

Travel by boat booms in 1824

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WATER transport was the easiest mode of travel for reaching many destinations in the early 19th century and the opening of the Caledonian Canal in 1822 led to increased opportunities.

Inverness estate for sale in 1821

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AS well as providing a vital news service, The Inverness Courier was also important for traders and businesses to promote their goods and services.

Inverness Harbour enjoys continued growth in 1818

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THE port played an important role in the town's trade and economic growth. Wool was an important foreign export and the textile industry contributed to the further development of the Highland capital during the 18th century.

Newspaper launched in 1817

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THE first edition of The Inverness Courier rolled off the press on December 4, 1817, after receiving the backing of subscribers including mainly booksellers, bankers and postmasters in the town.