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Did you know that the first British cabinet meeting held outside London took place in Inverness? In early September 1921 Lloyd-George was on holiday in Gairloch on the opposite coast when events in Ireland – and specifically a letter from de Valera – necessitated an emergency cabinet discussion, held on September 7 1921 at the Town House on Inverness’s Castle Street.

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Charles Kennedy
John McLennan
Karen Gillan
Sir James Swinburne

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An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in i - George Bernard Shaw
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Drake Starts round the world voyage - 1577, Battle of Alton - 1643, Battle of the River Plate - 1939, Jackanory First Broadcast - 1965
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