Inverness Museum and Artwork Gallery exhibition to spotlight plans to rework Inverness Citadel right into a gateway vacationer attraction for the broader Highlands

Inverness Castle earlier this summer. Picture: James Mackenzie.
Inverness Citadel earlier this summer season. Image: James Mackenzie.

THE transformation of Inverness Citadel right into a vacationer attraction is the topic of a brand new exhibition on the neighbouring Inverness Museum and Artwork Gallery.

Spirit:Transformation/Spiorad:Cruth-atharrachadh, is now open. Highlights embrace historic plans showcasing adjustments made to the fort when it was transformed from a jail to county buildings.

The define proposals for a brand new one-storey constructing linking the north and south towers may even be on show. And other people may even be capable to contribute their very own story to a digital archive, which is able to then kind content material on-line and inside the reworked fort that can bid to encourage folks to discover the broader Highlands.

Fiona Hampton, director of the “Inverness Citadel – Spirit of the Highlands” undertaking, stated: “Excessive Life Highland is delighted to host this exhibition in Inverness Museum and Artwork Gallery providing a possibility for individuals who love the Highlands to seek out out extra concerning the plans for the transformation of the fort.”

She added: “Amongst many different issues, the exhibition can have the ceremonial key donated by Sheriff Principal Pyle, Sheriffdom of Grampian, Highland and Islands on the time when the South Tower of the fort was transferred to the possession of Highland Council in addition to a digital tour of the fort giving a fly-through of the constructing inside, displaying the rooms as they give the impression of being now earlier than any adjustments happen.

“It’s supposed that the exhibition will tour to different Excessive Life Highland venues similar to libraries and leisure amenities across the Highlands within the weeks to come back – so look out for extra particulars sooner or later. Within the meantime, we’d actually wish to see everybody get entangled now by visiting the web site and submitting your story at”

The transformation of Inverness Citadel is supported by £15 million Scottish Authorities and £three million UK authorities funding by means of the town area deal.

It’s hoped it is going to create a gateway for Highland tourism, and assist to reinvigorate tourism throughout the world and supply a lot wanted funding for the business because it tries to get well from the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Inverness and Highland Metropolis Area deal is a joint initiative supported by as much as £315m funding from the UK and Scottish governments, Highland Council, HIE and College of the Highlands and Islands, and is aimed toward stimulating sustainable regional financial development.

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