Lieutenant Colonel Hugh Rose of Glastullich and Cromarty (1767–1846), JP, DL (Hugh Rose Ross)

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Hugh Rose Ross was born in Sutherland and in his teens went to the West Indies where he built up a considerable fortune. He was a colourful character, interested in agricultural reform and tree-planting projects. He is often remembered as having fought the last duel in Ross-shire over a dispute which occurred in the local council. He was one of a group of gentlemen responsible for the founding of Tain Royal Academy.

Tain Royal Academy



Lieutenant Colonel Hugh Rose of Glastullich and Cromarty (1767–1846), JP, DL (Hugh Rose Ross)




oil on canvas


H 134 x W 109.5 cm (E)

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acquired, 1846 or before

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