Artwork in Inverness park set to become wildlife selfie spot after plans for original location changed
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A new art piece in an Inverness park is set to become a wildlife selfie spot after plans for its original city centre location were changed due to health and safety reasons.
The viewing platform, which includes a staircase, was originally planned for Bank Street, overlooking the River Ness.
Instead, it has been put in place in a new park set back from Loch Na Sanais on the former Torvean Golf Course.
Although landscaping works are still ongoing, it is anticipated the park will be open to public access later this week.
It is part of the city’s West Link project which includes new homes.
A Highland Council spokesman said: "Its new position will provide families and visitors with some excellent wildlife photography opportunities by having a raised view of the pond.
"It might even turn into a popular wildlife selfie spot and somewhere to stop, take in the sights and sounds of around the water and provide an excellent place to breathe in nature, relax and take time out.
"Countless studies have shown that spending time outside and in a natural environment can also have a positive impact on people’s mental health, something which is more important than ever given the negative effects the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns have had on people’s mental wellbeing."
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