Marching for Victory

Josephine Tey’s “Kif” and the Academy Street photo of the 1914 August Madness Monday 11 November, 2-3pm, Town House, Inverness The Inverness Townscape Heritage Project proudly invites you to join them on 11 November at 2pm to explore the connections behind this iconic WWI photo taken on Academy Street in August 1914.  Come and hear…

Architectural Evolution of Academy Street

Doors Open Days Highland and Inverness Townscape Heritage Project invite you to look a little closer at the Evolution of Architecture of Academy Street with Calum MacLean, Accredited Conservation Architect. During this special talk, Calum will explore the wide-ranging styles of architecture that this beautiful street has to offer, from the Renaissance period, right up…

Tenement Toolkit Talk

The Inverness Townscape Heritage Project (ITHP) and Doors Open Days Highland are proud to announce their next partnership talk: Tenement Toolkit. Although the title states tenement, this free talk is aimed at all types of buildings and will give specialist, professional help on how to care for, maintain and repair your property. The talk is…

Stories and Music of Alexander Battan Grant

The Inverness Townscape Heritage Team invite you to join them to hear more about the legendary Alexander “Battan” Grant. In this talk, Dr Sinclair Gair will bring to life the stories and music of “Battan”, who was known for his superb fiddling and composing, as well as the design & construction of stringed instruments. A…

Arrivals and Departures on Academy Street

The Inverness Townscape Heritage Team invites you to take a journey of discovery to learn about the history of transport which could be found on Academy Street. Buckle up to explore more about cars, trains, buses, motorcycles and more! Join the Inverness Townscape Heritage Team for a cup of tea, coffee and home-baking. This event…

Archaeology: Inverness Uncovered

Would you like to see what recent archaeological discoveries have been made in the Inverness area? The Inverness Townscape Heritage Team invite you to get a deeper connection and take a journey of discovery to hear about archaeological finds that recent commercial development has brought to light in and around Inverness, with our next free…

Traditional Building Skills – Traditional roof repair, slating, leadwork & rainwater goods

These full-day workshops and seminars are aimed at building contractors and professionals but may also be of interest to homeowners with some background knowledge/understanding of buildings. The format of each course is slightly different but generally consists of a combination of lectures, discussion and practical demonstration, with some opportunity for hands-on work. Delegates should expect…

Myths and Legends Talk

The Academy Street Townscape Heritage Project invites you to take a legendary and mystical tour with Gary Campbell, Registrar of the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register. Our next free talk explores the local myths and legends of Inverness, such as Nessie, kelpies, selkies, fairies, changelings, witches and much, much more! Join the Inverness Townscape…

The Three Cinemas of Academy Street

A one hour illustrated free lecture by Lawrence Sutcliffe (Highlands of Scotland Film Commission) on the history of the three cinemas that once called Academy Street home: The Empire (originally the Central Hall Picture House), Kelso’s La Scala, and The Playhouse. What prompted their building? Who ran them? And what did they show? This talk…