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 business in 1979.
Many local people have memories of special times at Burnett’s Tea Rooms when it was on Academy Street. The talk provided a fantastic opportunity to hear untold stories, and see rare family images, from throughout Harry Gow’s six decades in the family bakery business.
The TH Project team are working with High Life Highland to build new and engaging content for the Heritage Trail for Academy Street. This event proved very popular and was a unique way of bringing the history of sweets and treat in the city center to life for many.