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  Bank Street, Inverness. The central building was used as the headquarters of Inverness District Scouts from 1931 to 1935, being then known as the Maud Lawson Hall, after Lady Maud Lawson of Dochfour, who had been a keen supporter of Scouting. The building was opened on 23rd June 1931 by the Prince of Wales, but was sold due to structural problems only four year later. Before 1931 the building was known as the Royal Halls. The Theatre Royal, on the far right,  burned down in 1934, causing a stir in Inverness at the time as people thought it had been predicted by the Brahan Seer who said that when a theatre in Inverness was built between two churches, it would be destroyed by fire. The theatre was situated on the riverside between the Free North Church and the St Columba Church. The building on the far left now houses the Riverside Gallery, and the central building is where CYC is located. Moray House now occupies the site where the Theatre Royal stood.*
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Caption:Bank Street, Inverness. The central building was used as the headquarters of Inverness District Scouts from 1931 to 1935, being then known as the Maud Lawson Hall, after Lady Maud Lawson of Dochfour, who had been a keen supporter of Scouting. The building was opened on 23rd June 1931 by the Prince of Wales, but was sold due to structural problems only four year later. Before 1931 the building was known as the Royal Halls. The Theatre Royal, on the far right, burned down in 1934, causing a stir in Inverness at the time as people thought it had been predicted by the Brahan Seer who said that when a theatre in Inverness was built between two churches, it would be destroyed by fire. The theatre was situated on the riverside between the Free North Church and the St Columba Church. The building on the far left now houses the Riverside Gallery, and the central building is where CYC is located. Moray House now occupies the site where the Theatre Royal stood.*
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