Thousands Turn Out to See Town House Transformation

By Reporter, The HighLand Times, Tuesday February 13 2018

Over three thousand people visited Inverness Town House last weekend to see for themselves the completion of interior works on the public historic Grade A listed building following recent renovations.

Around 2,000 visitors passed through the Town House doors on Saturday 10th and another 1,200 people on Sunday 11th February.

Provost of Inverness and Area Cllr Helen Carmichael (pictured) said:

“It has long been an aspiration of Inverness Councillors to see the Town House open to the general public on a regular basis.

“For many years the Town House has participated in the annual national Doors Open Days scheme, bit this was only once a year.

“Now that the interior repairs and redecoration are complete on the main rooms in the building (and given the success of this past weekend) we are working on a plan to open the Town House on Thursdays to the public.

“Further details will be made available in due course.”

The Town House renovations works were on time and under budget.

The cost for Phase 1 and 2 was £3.9m which was £300k under the budget figure.

The refurbishment works - funded by the Inverness Common Good Fund and Historic Environment Scotland – were carried out by Laing Traditional Masonry.

Phase 3 of the works will include full stone repairs and replacement, mortar re-pointing, guttering and window repairs and replacement.

The final phase will deliver the completion of the Town House at a total cost to the Common Good Fund in the region of £5.4 million.

 

 

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