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 Originally made by Craven Dunnill Jackfield, the mosaics have been restored by the Mosaic Restoration Company and reinstalled at Rose Street Foundry – also known as the AI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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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…

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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…

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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…

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The History of Sweet Treats on Academy Street!

In June the Townscape Heritage (TH) Project welcomed a sell-out crowd to a special talk, at Inverness Town House.  It was a rare opportunity to hear Master Baker Harry Gow and local Historian Norman Newton exploring the fascinating history of the former Burnett Bakery, and the path that led Harry to set up his own…

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Academy Street Shopfront Scheme – Works Almost Complete!

Academy Street Townscape Heritage Project is delighted to share the latest pictures of work to Pol-Ness at 114 Academy Street, as part of our Shopfront Scheme, which is nearing completion. We have been working with HRI Munro Architecture to reinstate a traditional shopfront and the results are displayed below. Above are images of traditional sign-writer Ali…

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