Results for category "Inverness and The Highlands"

Inverness Victorian Market & Academy Street Heritage Photography Project


This month I took part in two heritage projects here in Inverness, to record parts of the city, namely Inverness Victorian Market and Academy Street.

These are part of a community engagement programme to generate digital content for a mobile website or app focused on Academy Street. This, in turn, is part of an overarching project to regenerate Academy Street.

The first project was to re-create old photographs of Academy Street, to document how things have changed. So we took photos from as close as possible to the original spot at a similar focal length (to try to recreate the same image); we also presented a modern take on the image and then made the image look old/aged like the original.

Below are four of those pictures. My reproductions, taken in June 2017, on the top row, the originals below. This is followed by a gallery of the other photographs I took around Academy Street, which in turn is followed by a gallery of images of the Victorian Market here in Inverness: Read More →

Flights to Inverness are on the up


In May 2016, flights to Inverness from Heathrow Airport were reinstated and have become a great success.

Flights to Inverness

A lovely view from Inverness Castle viewpoint

Daily flights from London Heathrow (LHR) to Inverness Airport (INV) take just 1 hour 35 minutes making getting away to Inverness and the Scottish Highlands easy. British Airways, who relaunched this service said that two-thirds of the 75,000 passengers from the first year operating this route are international inbound visitors connecting from the USA and Europe.

Passenger numbers for flights into Scotland were up 15% for 2016, with Inverness Airport (recently expanded and upgraded) up 23.5%, showing what a popular destination Scotland and The Highlands are becoming. There’s no wonder that flights to Inverness are so popular, given the wonderful scenery like the image to the right. Read More →