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…

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Blackfriars pub reopens following £1.36 million transformation

Historic Blackfriars has reopened following redevelopment, transforming the Academy Street venue into a high-quality pub with boutique letting rooms. The £1.36 million investment was enabled by a grant of £422,606 from the Inverness Townscape Heritage Project, a £689,200 investment by the building’s owners, Heineken’s Star Pubs & Bars, and a further £250,000 from the pub’s…

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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,…

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Piece of Inverness history restored as iconic mosaic panels return to Academy Street

Historic mosaics have been returned to 96 Academy Street, Inverness, following restoration. Originally made by Craven Dunnill Jackfield, the mosaics have been restored by the Mosaic Restoration Company and reinstalled at Rose Street Foundry – also known as the AI Welders buildings. As part of the Inverness Townscape Heritage Project, the mosaics are considered an…

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