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BILL MCALLISTER:Raining's School memory still lives on

10 August 2022
BILL MCALLISTER:Raining's School memory still lives on

BILL MCALLISTER:Raining's School memory still lives on

10 August 2022

This year is the 265th anniversary of the opening of a building at the top of Ardconnell Terrace which was to vanish 48 years ago.


Memories of a pistol packing Highland heroine

05 August 2022
Memories of a pistol packing Highland heroine

Memories of a pistol packing Highland heroine

05 August 2022

Bill McAllister tells the fascinating story about pistol packing Jacobite heroine Lady Anne Mackintosh


BILL McALLISTER: Historic Inverness graffiti attracts interest

27 July 2022
BILL McALLISTER: Historic Inverness graffiti attracts interest

BILL McALLISTER: Historic Inverness graffiti attracts interest

27 July 2022

Historic religious inscriptions on an Inverness High Street wall have a fascinating background explains Bill McAllister.


BILL McALLISTER: Does Inverness's lucky stone deserve more prominence?

20 July 2022
BILL McALLISTER: Does Inverness's lucky stone deserve more prominence?

BILL McALLISTER: Does Inverness's lucky stone deserve more prominence?

20 July 2022

Bill McAllister recounts the history of Inverness's lucky Clachnacuddin Stone and wonders if it deserves more prominent siting.


Bill McAllister: Provost ushered in new age of Highland communication

14 July 2022
Bill McAllister: Provost ushered in new age of Highland communication

Bill McAllister: Provost ushered in new age of Highland communication

14 July 2022

This year is the 190th anniversary of the birth of the man who made the first phone call in Inverness.


BILL MCALLISTER: Legacy of Friars lives on in Inverness

06 July 2022
BILL MCALLISTER: Legacy of Friars lives on in Inverness

BILL MCALLISTER: Legacy of Friars lives on in Inverness

06 July 2022

Inverness owes much more than place names to the order of monks who helped shaped the town for 300 years.


BILL MCALLISTER: Land of warrior and wolf has a venerable tale to be told

01 July 2022
BILL MCALLISTER: Land of warrior and wolf has a venerable tale to be told

BILL MCALLISTER: Land of warrior and wolf has a venerable tale to be told

01 July 2022

To many minds, Kinmylies is a new part of Inverness however this is the 990th anniversary of its first recorded mention.


BILL MCALLISTER: Lost river played a key part in history of Inverness

22 June 2022
BILL MCALLISTER: Lost river played a key part in history of Inverness

BILL MCALLISTER: Lost river played a key part in history of Inverness

22 June 2022

The Ness is our timeless artery – but it once had a sister river which vanished 150 years ago, having played a key part in the history of Inverness.


BILL MCALLISTER: Changing face of city' own white house over the years

16 June 2022
BILL MCALLISTER: Changing face of city' own white house over the years

BILL MCALLISTER: Changing face of city' own white house over the years

16 June 2022

Inverness’s oldest non-church property was built when Elizabeth I was on the English throne.


BILL MCALLISTER: Landmark anniversary year for enduring Highland icon Flora Macdonald

10 June 2022
BILL MCALLISTER: Landmark anniversary year for enduring Highland icon Flora Macdonald

BILL MCALLISTER: Landmark anniversary year for enduring Highland icon Flora Macdonald

10 June 2022

This year is the 300th anniversary of the birth of Flora Macdonald, currently boxed in on her statue on Castle Hill.


Bill McAllister: Should there be celebration to mark centenary of war memorial?

03 June 2022
Bill McAllister: Should there be celebration to mark centenary of war memorial?

Bill McAllister: Should there be celebration to mark centenary of war memorial?

03 June 2022

This year marks the centenary of the unveiling of Inverness War Memorial in Cavell Gardens.


Bill McAllister: Rotarians have played a key role in the tapestry of Inverness city life

29 May 2022
Bill McAllister: Rotarians have played a key role in the tapestry of Inverness city life

Bill McAllister: Rotarians have played a key role in the tapestry of Inverness city life

29 May 2022

A body which attracted such different celebrities as Dr Helen Keller and Matt Busby to Inverness is nudging towards the end of its centenary year.


BILL MCALLISTER: Ever-changing castle has weathered the centuries

17 May 2022
BILL MCALLISTER: Ever-changing castle has weathered the centuries

BILL MCALLISTER: Ever-changing castle has weathered the centuries

17 May 2022

The fencing off of Inverness Castle for refurbishment is unsightly and disappointing to visitors. Ironically, this echoes the original fortress.


Bill McAllister: Caledonian Canal engineer Thomas Telford was also a poet

11 May 2022
Bill McAllister: Caledonian Canal engineer Thomas Telford was also a poet

Bill McAllister: Caledonian Canal engineer Thomas Telford was also a poet

11 May 2022

Famous engineer Thomas Telford built roads, bridges and the Caledonian Canal, and was also a keen poet.


Bill McAllister: Centuries of delay proved worth the wait in the end

05 May 2022
Bill McAllister: Centuries of delay proved worth the wait in the end

Bill McAllister: Centuries of delay proved worth the wait in the end

05 May 2022

A prophecy foretold it, but winds sweeping down the Great Glen almost left the idea of a Caledonian Canal stillborn.


BILL MCALLISTER: Landmark anniversary for a true engineering marvel

27 April 2022
BILL MCALLISTER: Landmark anniversary for a true engineering marvel

BILL MCALLISTER: Landmark anniversary for a true engineering marvel

27 April 2022

Columinst Bill McAllister dives into the marine heritage of the area.


In the market for some new ideas as Inverness attraction reaches milestone

03 July 2016
In the market for some new ideas as Inverness attraction reaches milestone

In the market for some new ideas as Inverness attraction reaches milestone

03 July 2016

THE present Victorian Market, I have discovered, celebrates its 125th anniversary this year.


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