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Piece of history restored as mosaics return to foundry

Panels celebrating Inverness' industrial past have been reinstalled in Academy Street.

Inverness: The panels have been reinstalled. <strong>Inverness Townscape Heritage Project</strong>
Inverness: The panels have been reinstalled. Inverness Townscape Heritage Project

A set of mosaics celebrating Inverness’ industrial past have been reinstalled following restoration work.

The panels are now back in place at Rose Street Foundry, also known as AI Welders, in Academy Street.

Inverness Townscape Heritage Project has been leading the efforts to revamp the vacant site.

Owner Cairngorm Taverns Limited was awarded a grant of £960,000 by the project last year to bring the building back into use.

Complete: The Mosaic Restoration Company carried out the work. Inverness Townscape Heritage Project

Highland councillor Jimmy Gray, chair of the Inverness Townscape Heritage Partnership, said: “I’m thrilled to see the return of the mosaics to 96 Academy Street.

“This marks both an important part of the restoration of the building itself and shows the overall progress to regenerate and restore Academy Street through the Inverness Townscape Heritage Project.

“I’m sure locals and visitors will enjoy the restored mosaics for years to come, and I hope it will encourage other building owners on Academy Street to look into the support available as part of the project.”

Mosaic: The panels tell the story of Inverness’ past. Inverness Townscape Heritage Project

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