Inverness’ Victorian Market refurbishment continues as new tenants announced

THREE new tenants of Victorian Market in Inverness have been announced as work continues on its refurbishment.

WGC Scotland is currently leading a £1.7 million refurbishment of the market space on behalf of the Highland Council.

Works include an internal strip out of the the market hall, which first opened in 1870, to make way for the installation of new shop units, public toilets, and a central seating area.

The local authority said the refurbishment will open up the market to highlight its original features and create a ‘lively and open’ space, with works having a particular focus on a food and beverage experience.

Ortak Jewellery, Salt N Fire, and Inverness Whisky have now confirmed that they will take up space in the market, joining the award-winning Bad Girl Bakery Ltd which secured a unit earlier in the year.

The Victorian Market prior to refurbishment works
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Provost of Inverness, councillor Glynis Sinclair, said, “It is great to see Ortak Jewellery, Salt N Fire, and Inverness Whisky – well-known and established businesses see the value of investing within the Victorian Market. Having the Ortak brand return to the city is very welcome. The new businesses opening in Market Hall will add to the vibrancy this new destination will bring.”