Rose Street drill hall, Inverness

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Rose Street drill hall
Inverness, Scotland
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Rose Street drill hall, Inverness
Rose Street drill hall is located in Inverness area
Rose Street drill hall
Rose Street drill hall
Location within Inverness
Coordinates57°28′52″N 4°13′35″W / 57.48118°N 4.22633°W / 57.48118; -4.22633Coordinates: 57°28′52″N 4°13′35″W / 57.48118°N 4.22633°W / 57.48118; -4.22633
TypeDrill hall
Site history
Built1908
Built forWar Office
In use1908-1967

The Rose Street drill hall is a former military installation in Inverness, Scotland.

History[edit]

The building was designed as the headquarters of the 4th Battalion, the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders and was completed about 1908.[1] The battalion was mobilised at the drill hall in August 1914 before being deployed to the Western Front.[2] At that time the building was also the drill hall for two sections of the Highland Mounted Brigade Field Ambulances, Royal Army Medical Corps.[3]

After the Second World War the 4th Battalion amalgamated with the 5th Battalion to for the 4th/5th Battalion with its headquarters still at the Rose Street drill hall.[4] However, after the battalion was disbanded in 1967, the drill hall was decommissioned and converted for retail use and is currently operated as a bar and as a hostel.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Inverness Burgh Directory 1908-1909". Retrieved 27 June 2017. (The 1:2500, 2nd edition, Ordnance Survey Plan, published in 1904-1905, does not show the drill hall)
  2. ^ "Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders". The Long, Long Trail. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Inverness, Farraline Park, Rose Street Hall". Canmore. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  4. ^ "4th Battalion, the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders". Regiments.org. Archived from the original on 18 November 2005. Retrieved 27 June 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)