Monday, 17 December 2012

Inverness Bus Station - 6

Just across Academy Street from Inverness Bus Station is Queensgate. This is the location of the very fine Post Office building, outside which you will find the stop for the Number 2 and 3 buses.

These are undoubtedly the most important routes in Inverness, as they more or less pass my front door! There has been some slight renumbering of the routes recently, but if you board a number 2B bus, you will be able to travel from Queensgate to Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre. For example, on weekdays a bus leaves Queensgate at 0921 and arrives at the Battlefield at 0954.

The glorious hymn tune Maccabaeus, by G F Handel (1685 - 1759), is closely associated with the Battle of Culloden (1745).Composed in the wake of the last pitched battle fought on British soil – the putting-down at Culloden of the 1745 Jacobite rebellion – Handel's oratorio recounts a tale of military prowess on the part of the Israelites of biblical times, with whom Protestant England was keen to identify.

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