By Tim Lambert
Early 12th Century King David makes Inverness a royal burgh
Late 12th Century King William the Lion grants Inverness charters confirming the townspeople’s rights
1220 Inverness is a busy port. There are also many fishermen in the town.
1223 A Dominican friary is founded in Inverness
1411 The Lord of the Isles burns part of Inverness
1429 Inverness is partly burned again
1591 Inverness is still a flourishing port and town. It is granted a new charter called the Golden Charter.
c 1593 Abertarff House is built
1668 Dunbar’s Hospital is built by Provost Alexander Dunbar
1726 Balnain House is built
1732 Citadel Quay is built
1746 Inverness Castle is captured by the Jacobites. Later government forces use mines to destroy the castle.
1775 The first bank opens in Inverness
1789 The Court House is built
1792 Inverness Academy is built
1804 The Royal Northern Infirmary opens
1808 Inverness gains its first newspaper
1817 Thornbush Quay is built
1822 The Caledonian Canal is built
1834 West Church is built
1855 The railway reaches Inverness
1869 St Andrew’s Cathedral is built
1879 Infirmary Bridge is built
1882 The Town House is built
1883 A public library opens in Inverness
1921 Inverness has a population of 21,000. The British cabinet meets in Inverness.
1962 A new Ness Bridge is built
1976 Eden Court Theatre opens
1982 Kessock Bridge is built
2000 Inverness is made a city
2003 The Eastgate Centre is enlarged