Hilton Environmental Project

Hilton, Milton and Castle Heather Community Council, greeninverness and The Highland Council are carrying out a number of improvements to the Hilton Village area. 

The improvements include shutters for the community centre, tree planting, new seating, and replacing of the old static planters as well as a public art installation which will be a large stainless steel sculpture.

Artist Allison Weightman has been recruited to design and coordinate the public art installation and has developed three different sculpture designs all of which are on show now at the Hilton Community Centre.  Local people’s views are now sought on which of the three sculptures they would like to see installed.

Allison Weightman said: “I want to ensure the sculpture is a key feature at the site and at the moment people can view the three options I have created and then complete a form upstairs at reception to make their opinion known.”

Jean Slater, Chair of the Hilton, Milton and Castle Heather Community Council said: “The results of the consultation will decide which of the three options is to be installed as part of the overall enhancements to the site and I hope that many local people contribute.”

The £35,000 project is being funded by a variety of partners including Hilton, Milton and Castle Heather Community Council, Communities Scotland, The Scottish Government Anti Social Behaviour Fund, Inverness City Partnership and The Highland Council; Ward Discretionary Budget, Common Good Fund and Education Culture and Sport Service.

The consultation period is currently running and will end on 28 March with the final decision announced on 31 March.

19 Mar 2008