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John Kirk (1785–1863), Merchant and Provost of Wick (1833–1836)

Photo credit: Highland Council

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John Kirk was a Wick merchant and Provost of Wick from 1833 to 1836. He was the first Chairman of the Wick and Pulteney Town Chamber of Commerce, and was distinguished for his philanthropy and public services to the community.

Wick Town Hall



John Kirk (1785–1863), Merchant and Provost of Wick (1833–1836)


oil on canvas


H 75 x W 62 cm

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Acquisition method

transferred from Caithness District Council, 1996

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Inscription description

John Kirk Merchant Wick, Provost of Wick 1833–1836. 1st Chairman of the Wick & Pulteney Town Chamber of Commerce. Honoured citizen, distinguished for his philanthropy and public services to the community. Born 1785. Died 1863.


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Bridge Street, Wick, Highland Scotland

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