‘Quirky and innovative’ bakery to occupy redeveloped space in Inverness’ Victorian Market

Douglas and Jeni Hardie of Bad Girl Bakery Ltd

A multi-award-winning Muir of Ord bakery has been announced as the anchor tenant for the new market hall development at Inverness’ Victorian Market.

First opened in 1870, it is currently undergoing a £1.7 million refurbishment led by WGC Scotland.

Jo Murray, Victorian Market manager, said, “We have been in discussion with Douglas and Jeni of Bad Girl Bakery Ltd since the early conception of the Hall development and I am delighted that they see the value and potential of this new food and drink destination. It is very encouraging that they are keen to expand and invest within Inverness city centre with their well-established and already popular business.”

Douglas Hardie of Bad Girl Bakery Ltd, added, “We are absolutely delighted to be the anchor tenants in the amazing new Victorian Market development as part of our expansion in 2022. It is a fantastic opportunity for us to be part of this exciting development and bring our award-winning cakes, coffee, savoury bakes, breakfast, lunch, and dinner options to the City Centre.”

Provost of Inverness, councillor Helen Carmichael, added, “It is wonderful to see such a vibrant, local and ambitious business signing up to be one of the first to occupy a space within the newly refurbished and historic Victorian Market. The market’s re-development will not only provide transformational benefits for retailers in Inverness city centre, but it will also provide another great reason for people to visit the Highland capital.”