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Photo credit: Highland Council

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The painting depicts Dornoch in the county of Sutherland, of which it was once the capital. Visible in the background are the thirteenth-century cathedral, which is cruciform with a central spire, and the crow-stepped gable of Tower House, which was an episcopal palace in the sixteenth century.

Dornoch Council Chamber



1877 or later


oil on canvas


H 65 x W 97.7 cm

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Acquisition method

transferred from Sutherland District Council, 1974

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Inscription description

illegible label verso: 'presented by..'

Dornoch Council Chamber

Carnegie Buildings, High Street, Dornoch, Highland IV25 3SH Scotland

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