Monday, 28 January 2008

Inverness - City or town?

It seems that there's a bit of a to do up in Inversnecky (Inverness) about it's city status. Inverness was one of the towns given city status by the Queen during the Millennium celebrations, which really hacked off the good burghers of Perth (aka "The Fair City") who claim that their place is Scotland's true 5th city.

Artist, Historian and former Inverness Councillor Hector MacDonald has claimed that her Maj used the name Elizabeth II on the charter and that as she is not Elizabeth II of Scotland, the whole damn think is kaput. Hector said "The official charter has the Queen's name as Elizabeth II which is not recognised in Scotland." "It has never been used on official documents north of the border, so makes this charter naming Inverness as a city illegal."

A Buck house flunky commented "On official duties the Queens signs as Elizabeth R" also commenting "The question about the way this document is drafted, and many others like this in Scotland, is a matter for the Holyrood Parliament."

Well this is a storm in the proverbial teacup. Perhaps former Councillor MacDonald has just a wee bit too much time on his hands.

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