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Sir Compton Mackenzie (1883- 1972) prolific writer and lifelong Scottish Nationalist, whose most famous works include ‘Whisky Galore’ and ‘The Monarch of the Glen.’ He served with British Intelligence in the eastern Mediterranean during WWI and in 1928 was one of the co-founders of the Scottish National Party.


Sir Robert Adams (1856-1928) was a Major General in the British Indian Army and a recipient of the Victoria Cross during the Tirah Campaign of 1897. He also served in the Second Anglo-Afghan War. He later became aide-de-camp to King Edward VII and was knighted KCB in 1912. He died in Inverness and is buried in Glasgow.


Osgood Mackenzie (1842-1922) was the creator of the famous garden at Inverewe. In 1862 he purchased the 12,000-acre estate of Inverewe and Kernsary and built a Scottish Baronial style mansion. He then set about creating a garden and within 40 years had established one of the finest collections in Scotland of temperate plants from both northern and southern hemispheres.


Paterson was not beyond a bit of guerrilla photography. In 1936 he ‘papped’ the Duchess of Sutherland, passing near his studio entrance on Academy Street.


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