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Inverness and Highland City-Region Deal

The vision behind the Inverness and Highland City-Region Deal is to position Inverness and the Highlands as a region of digital opportunity. This vision was turned into reality on 30 January, when the Inverness and Highland City Region Deal was signed off at a ceremony in Invergordon. This formalised the commitment of £315 million worth of funding - £135m from the Scottish Government, supported by £127m from The Highland Council and its partners, and another £53m from the UK Government.

Transforming the Highland Economy

Deal document

Project information

Annual report

Quarterly report


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Inverness Castle transformation – hidden features revealed during enabling works

13 May 2021

Works underway for the initial stage of transforming Inverness Castle to create a gateway for Highland tourism have uncovered hidden features & new information about the history of the building.

Inverness Castle transformation – approval granted for planning application

27 Apr 2021

The Highland Council today granted approval for a planning application that will see the transformation of Inverness Castle to become a tourism gateway for the Highlands.

Inverness Castle transformation – rose window

12 Mar 2021

The transformation of Inverness Castle will see the historic ‘rose window’, saved from a former Methodist church in the city, being incorporated into interior design for the building.

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