Historylinks Archive

Inveran Hotel - burnt down in 1949

Inveran Hotel - burnt down in 1949

Date Added: 25 April 2012 Year: 1948 Institution Name: dnhhl Cat No: | 2012_007_28 | Picture No: 11060

Copy of an A4 page with two monochrome photographs of poor quality showing the Inveran Hotel which was burnt down in 1949 and replaced by a power station

Dimensions: A4

Download PDF (424kB)


Inveran Hotel has a lot of musical history in the area. The Inveran power station is built on the site of the hotel. Read 'A Highlander Looks Back' available online - for more history on the area. Comment left on 27 October 2012 at 22:52 by IAIN URQUHART
I have the day book from Inveran hotel it spans over the two world wars and was run by Angus Macpherson Piper to Andrew Carnegie.

Comment left on 09 November 2014 at 20:16 by Bob Brighton Your day book sounds extremely interesting
I had the good fortune to meet this Highland Gentleman, Mr Angus MacPherson, of Inveran, on the occasion of the Northern Meeting, 1973-4 Piping Competition held in Inverness at the Pipers Caleigh.

Angus MacPherson was in his 90s then.

From a piping friend, John Teggart, Armagh Northern Ireland.
Comment left on 11 August 2020 at 09:31 by John Teggart
I have a photo dated 1944 of Angus MacPherson sitting on a wooden bench outside his hotel playing a tune on his chanter to the late pipe major Willie Ross youngest grand daughter who was aged 1
Comment left on 04 June 2021 at 14:46 by Mrs Lesley Alexander
How do I get hold of a copy of the DAY book as my papa was a frequent visitor during summer months up till that terrible fire? I would so much appreciate a reply

Comment left on 04 June 2021 at 16:43 by Mrs Lesley Alexander We do not have any records here a the museum but I will pass your message on to someone who has commented on this post about owning the day book. Administrator
The date of the photo can’t be 1960 if the hotel burned down in 1949? Comment left on 07 November 2022 at 20:59 by Fiona Newton Thanks Fiona, the image will be updated. Administrator
As per one of the comments: June 4 is my birthday! I am Angus Macpherson’s Great Granddaughter. It must be me in the photo! I’m also interested in the day book. I have a visitor’s book from the Inveran Hotel. Not sure what to do with it. Comment left on 29 April 2024 at 18:44 by Keren Macpherson Thanks for your comment, Lairg is in the Museum's collecting area so if you would like to donate it, we would be happy to have it in the collection. Administrator
Form Goes Here