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…

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…

Heritage Engagement; Merkinch Primary School

High Life Highland and AOC are working with pupils at Merkinch Primary School, offering a series of four to six sessions. Activity is curriculum linked and tailored to the needs of the class in discussion with teaching staff. Sessions will explore the development of Inverness as a city and Academy Street as an urban landscape.…

Burnett’s and Harry Gow

    Academy Street Townscape Heritage Project is working in partnership with Visit Inverness Loch Ness and we invite you to come along for a rare opportunity to hear Master Baker Harry Gow and local historian Norman Newton explore the fascintating history of Burnett Bakery and the path that led Harry to set up his…

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…

Rephotographing Academy Street

Rephotographing Academy Street Wednesday 7th June, 2pm—5pm Meet at the Room To Discover, Inverness Museum Under the guidance of local photographer Fin Macrae from DUFI ART, join us to rephotograph the buildings of Academy Street. Working from historic photographs, we will be recreating the views of the past with the views of today. You will…

Open Evening and Vintage Tea Party

  The Inverness Townscape Heritage Project, HighLife Highland and AOC Archaeology Group warmly invite you to attend their open evening on Thursday 1 June between 5 and 6.30pm.  This is a unique opportunity to view some of the creative outputs of previous heritage engagement workshops and to explore IMAG galleries to pinpoint the exhibits which…