Published: 18/06/2017 13:00 - Updated: 16/06/2017 17:16

Inverness baker Harry Gow takes a sweet look back at Academy Street's historic past

Written byNicole Webber

At the event (from left) Cllr Richard Laird, Sarah James-Gaukroger of the Townscape Heritage Project, Harry Gow and Norman Newton
At the event (from left) Cllr Richard Laird, Sarah James-Gaukroger of the Townscape Heritage Project, Harry Gow and Norman Newton

A BAKER and a local historian gave an Inverness audience a taste for Academy Street’s past at a city centre presentation.

The sell-out event in the Inverness Town House heard from baker Harry Gow and historian Norman Newton.

They explored the history of the former Burnett Bakery and the path that led Mr Gow to open his own business in 1979.

Mr Gow said: “I am happy to be able to share some stories of life as a baker, as well as images from my family’s archive for future generations to come.” He provided the audience with untold stories and showed family photos taken throughout his six decades in the bakery business.

The talk was part of the Academy Street Townscape Heritage Project and in partnership with Visit Inverness Loch Ness. The aim is to highlight the rich history of the city centre.

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