Street re-design proposal goes on display in Inverness

ARTISTIC impressions of how a key street in Inverness might look – with funding for urban realm improvements – have gone on display in the city.

Businesses and other organisations were invited to an exhibition of the proposal – focussing on Academy Street, near the rail station – which is part of a wider strategy for the ‘Highland capital’.

The hope is to soon make a funding submission to the Scottish Government-backed walking, wheeling and cycling charity, Sustrans.

Says a Highlands Council announcement, here: “Attendees were shown detailed designs of the proposal as well as a film which explained how this project is the latest initiative designed to regenerate and reinvigorate Inverness city centre and increase its appeal for residents, visitors and businesses and make Inverness a prime destination.”

The announcement quotes the council’s depute chief executive and executive chief officer, infrastructure and environment, Malcolm Macleod, as saying: “Since 2018, over £165 million has been invested in Inverness from both the public and private sector to improve the city for everyone as a hub for the Highlands and Islands.”

Picture credit: The Highland Council

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