William Macbean worked for 60 years for the welfare of Inverness and during his day was one of the best-known public figures in the Highland capital. As a young man he served his apprenticeship on the temperance and political platform and was much in demand as a public speaker. He was elected to the Town Council in 1879. His father had joined the Council in 1859 and for eight months they served together. William Macbean's gift of oratory and keen grasp of public affairs lead to his election as provost in 1895, a post he held until 1901.
Where to see this painting?
Inverness Town House
High Street, Inverness, Highland, Scotland, IV1 1JJ
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