Naming of new bridge goes to public vote

A choice of eight names for the new bridge over the River Ness which will complete Phase one of the West Link, will go to a public vote.


The following shortlist was selected by Inverness members.


Canal Parks Bridge

Caledonian Crossing

Great Glen Crossing

Holm Mills Bridge

Ness West Crossing

Torvean Bridge

West Link Bridge

Whin Bridge



Members of the public can vote on the poll on our twitter feed @highlandcouncil or on our website at


The poll will be open until noon on Monday 6 November.


Chair of the Environment, Development and Infrastructure Committee, Councillor Allan Henderson said: “It is very exciting to be so close to the opening of the new bridge and the completion of the first phase of the West Link project. The new road will connect our communities, providing options for A82 users and should reduce congestion in the centre of Inverness as well as increase the opportunities for people to walk and cycle.


Provost of Inverness, Helen Carmichael, said: “The opening of the road will be something to celebrate. I know that people are really looking forward to using it and I hope lots of people will come along and take part in some of the activities we are planning, which include a fun run across the bridge.


“It is fitting that people should be able to choose the name of the new bridge and I would encourage everyone to take part in our poll, which will be open on twitter and on our website until Monday 6 November.”


A fun run is to be one of the events held to mark the opening of the road in December.


The West Link project forms part of the Inverness and Highland City-Region deal which is a joint initiative supported by up to £315M investment from the UK and Scottish governments, The Highland Council, HIE and University of the Highland and Islands, aimed at stimulating sustainable regional economic growth.




1 Nov 2017