Public invited to open days at Inverness Town House
People are being invited to visit Inverness Town House and see for themselves the transformation of this public historic Grade A listed building following recent renovations.
The Town House will be open to the public on:
- Saturday 10 February from 9am to 4pm and
- Sunday 11 February from 11am to 4pm.
The free open days for the public will coincide with the Snowman Rally and the Castle Viewpoint open days.
Visitors will be able to view the newly re-decorated main hall; the council chamber; staircase, stained glass windows, chandeliers and many historic artworks on display including paintings of Bonnie Prince Charlie and Flora MacDonald!
Provost of Inverness Cllr Helen Carmichael said: “Inverness Town House is not just for Highland Council, staff and councillors; it belongs to the Inverness Common Good Fund and therefore belongs to the people of Inverness. I urge anyone who has never been inside the Town House to come along on the open days and see for yourself what a truly stunning and magnificent building this is.
“People have been impressed by the wonderful renovations to the exterior of the building, which now stands proudly in the centre of Inverness, but we invite everyone to come and see how stunning the interior is also.”
Access will available via the main stepped front doors on Bridge Street or via Castle Street for access to the lift and upper floor. If accessing via the Castle Street entrance please ring the bell at the right hand side of the door to alert staff to your presence.
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.