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William Hutchison Leask (1850–1918), Provost of Peterhead (1899–1918)

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Aberdeenshire Museums Service

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William Hutchison Leask began his own shipbroker and commission agent business in 1875. He later became the manager and one of the largest shareholders of the Peterhead Trawling Company; he sold his firm in 1911. He entered Peterhead Town Council in 1885, became a bailie in 1893 and provost in 1899.

Arbuthnot Museum, Peterhead


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    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    228.6 x 137.2 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    commissioned by Peterhead Town Council


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Arbuthnot Museum, Peterhead

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