Streetscape works bring improved access to Inverness Castle

Image: The Highland Council

WILLS Bros Civil Engineering Ltd has carried out streetscape improvement works in Inverness.

The project will provide a more pedestrian friendly environment leading up to Inverness Castle and Inverness Museum and Art Gallery.

Work was carried out on Castle Wynd as well as the two sets of steps leading to the castle from the River Ness and from Castle Wynd. Caithness flag stone and granite kerbing was used to partially reconstruct the existing road on Castle Wynd, while the steps to the castle have been replaced with granit units on one side and a ramp on the other.

It comes as part of the £315 million Inverness and Highland city region deal, which is a joint initiative supported by the UK and Scottish governments, The Highland Council, the Highland and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and the University of the Highlands and Islands

The provost of Inverness, councillor Helen Carmichael, commented, “What an improvement to see the new pedestrian friendly access in place. As well as enticing walkers up to the north tower viewpoint which will reopen next year to welcome back visitors, a lot of work is currently underway on the wider redeveloped of the castle to create a top rate tourist and heritage centre. Making access more attractive and more user friendly is an important step in encouraging visitors and people who live and work in the city to spend time in this central area and enjoy the terrific views over the city and beyond.”