100ft Titanic replica opens to the public

A Highland man is paying tribute to the Titanic nearly a century after her fateful voyage.

Stan Fraser has built a 100ft replica of the luxury cruise liner which hit an iceberg and sank in 1912, claiming the lives of more than 1500 people.

He has now opened his Inverness garden up to the public to show of the painstakingly crafted model.

It took Mr Fraser 12 years to complete the replica, and he says he is delighted with the result.

He said: "It's quite identical. It's a one to ten scale model.

"It was an amazing ship and it's so sad it's down at the bottom of the ocean where nobody can see it and what it looked like.

"I thought it would be nice to resurrect it. I think it's one of the most photographed objects in Inverness. People like it."

He has even set up his own morse code station, where people visiting the replica can send out their own distress signal of S.O.S.

Highland Council officials have expressed concerns over his plans to open the display up to the public, because he does not have sufficient parking space.

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