​​​​​​​Inverness BID and partners celebrate city centre floral displays

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Claire Marcello, Mike Smith and Provost Carmichael view the floral displays.

The Provost and Leader of Inverness and Area Cllr Helen Carmichael met yesterday (12 July) at Ness Bridge in Inverness with Mike Smith Inverness BID Manager and Claire Marcello of High Life Highland to celebrate the 2017 Inverness city centre floral displays.

Provost Carmichael said: “Members of the City of Inverness Area Committee are pleased to support the provision of beautiful flowers to enhance Inverness city centre streets through Inverness Good Common Good funding of £54,800 to Inverness BID. Through the BID team and the highly skilled green fingered Botanic Gardens staff at High Life Highland they create magnificent floral displays for the benefit of visitors and locals alike throughout the height of summer.”

She added: “While out viewing the beautiful hanging baskets on Ness Bridge yesterday, we met with two coach-loads of tourists from Italy who stopped and admired the flowers and commented to us how impressed they were with the floral displays in the city. These welcome comments reinforce the importance of Inverness BID and High Life Highland’s works to make our city look its best in the summer season.”

BID Manager Mike Smith said “Inverness BID is proud to act as co-ordinator of the annual floral project to display nearly 800 hanging baskets in Inverness city centre each summer. These displays give such an uplift to the city centre.

We act in partnership with the Inverness Common Good Fund who are the main funders of the project together with BID.  High life Highland’s staff at the Botanical Gardens are responsible creating and maintaining the wonderful displays.”

Ian Murray Chief Executive of High Life Highland said “We are delighted to be able to support the floral project again this year by growing the plants in the nursery at Inverness Botanic gardens which have resulted in the beautiful summer hanging baskets on display across the city providing some colour and enhancing the city for visitors and residents.”

 

 

13 Jul 2017
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