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Sir Donald Macdonald (d.1934)

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Highland Council

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This portrait of Sir Donald Macdonald by David Alison, RSA, was presented to the town of Inverness on 24th September 1924. Donald Macdonald was born in Inverness. He served his apprenticeship as a compositor and worked for several years for the 'Inverness Courier', before setting up business as a general merchant. He had an interest in shipping and became the owner of several trading schooners, importing, in particular, coal.

Inverness Town House


  • Date

    before 1924

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    130.7 x 105.3 cm

  • Accession number

    ITH 9

  • Acquisition method

    presented to the town of Inverness, 1924

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Inverness Town House

High Street, Inverness, Highland IV1 1JJ Scotland

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