Welcome back to Academy Street!

As we slowly begin to move out of Coronavirus lockdown, we’re excited to see businesses on Academy Street reopen and welcome back customers. Of course, each business must have measures in place to protect the safety of staff and customers – please check with individual businesses for details on opening hours and any restrictions in…

Talking Inverness architecture from home

Virtual talk to explore the history of Rose Street Foundry and Midmills campus An online talk has been organised by Wasps’ Inverness Creative Academy and Inverness Townscape Heritage Project on two of Inverness’ most historic and architecturally important buildings; Rose Street Foundry and Midmills campus. The talk, which will take place via Zoom and Facebook…

Academy Street Quiz (part two) answers revealed!

Thank you to everyone who has taken part in the Inverness Townscape Heritage Project lockdown quizzes. We hope they have provided some entertainment over the past few weeks and helped you discover some interesting facts about our city. Here are the questions and answers for part two… Question oneAcademy Street was once home to three…

Investment in historic Inverness pub gets go ahead to further city centre’s regeneration

A £1.36 million refurbishment of the historic Blackfriars pub on Academy Street got the go ahead this week thanks to the announcement of a £422,606 grant award by The Inverness Townscape Heritage Project and a £689,200 investment by the building’s owners, Heineken’s Star Pubs & Bars division. Experienced Glasgow and Edinburgh hospitality operator, Billy McAneney,…

Traditional Window of Opportunity!

The Inverness Townscape Heritage (TH) Project is hosting a series of free traditional building skills training events in 2018, starting on Wednesday 25th April with an evening talk focussing on traditional windows and doors. A full day workshop will take place on Thursday 26 April, giving more in-depth training on repairing and upgrading of traditional doors…

Fire and Inspiration in the Victorian Market

The rich heritage of Inverness’ Victorian Market was showcased this week, at an event held in the market, hosted by local historian Norman Newton. Norman was joined by local authors Jennifer Morag Henderson and Barbara Henderson, who showcased their works, which have been inspired by the market.   The event was part of the programme…

Shopfront Works Complete!

We are proud to say that our first traditional shopfront scheme at 114 Academy Street, Polness, is now complete!  This has made a significant improvement to the shop: the image to the right shows how the shop appeared earlier this year and the image to the left shows the finished product… a picture speaks a…