​Call for memories of Academy Street

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Courtesy of Highland Photographic Archive - Academy Street in April 1983

Did you live, work, shop or socialise on Academy Street?

If so, Inverness Townscape Heritage Project would like to speak to you!

Inverness Townscape Heritage Project is working with Inverness Museum & Art Gallery to develop a heritage trail for Academy Street in Inverness. Your memories are essential for the trail and we are calling for you to come along and share them with us, between 3pm and 5.30pm on Thursday 2 February at the Royal Highland Hotel.

Come along for the whole session or just drop in for ten minutes. A selection of old photographs, maps, newspaper adverts and articles will be on display and there will be opportunities to share your memories and stories about day to day life on Academy Street. Please bring along your own photos or other memorabilia, as we would love to see them.

We would love to hear about all your memories of Academy Street and in particular:

  • Where did you shop on Academy Street?
  • Did you run a business?
  • What do you remember about the cinema?
  • Did you work on Academy Street?
  • Which pubs did you frequent?

The Townscape Heritage Project has commissioned the creation of a digital trail of Academy Street and this is being delivered in partnership by Inverness Museum and Art Gallery and AOC Archaeology Group.  Material researched during this session may be used for the content of the trail, so do come along and help explore and research.

Councillor Richard Laird, Chair of the Townscape Heritage Partnership Board said: “This drop-in event is a great opportunity for anyone who has connections to Academy Street to share their memories and artefacts. The project is working to create a digital heritage trail and any memorabilia uncovered can be included in the trail.  I would encourage everyone who has an interest in Academy Street to attend this event.”

Inverness Townscape Heritage project is a partnership initiative with Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic Environment Scotland and the Highland Council. The project focuses on the regeneration of Academy Street through its rich heritage.

30 Jan 2017