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Campaign to find head of Inverness Castle Experience gets under way

By Philip Murray

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An artistic impression of Inverness Castle Experience and gardens once it opens. Picture: Mather & Co.
An artistic impression of Inverness Castle Experience and gardens once it opens. Picture: Mather & Co.

The search has begun to find the face who will lead an Inverness landmark into the future as a major tourist attraction.

The recruitment campaign begins today to find the ‘Head of Inverness Castle Experience’ who will help guide the revamped landmark into the future when it opens to visitors in 2025 after a multimillion-pound facelift.

This world-class attraction will celebrate the rich ‘Spirit of the Highlands’—past, present, and future—through interactive and immersive experiences. It aims to attract visitors locally, from across the UK, and internationally, establishing itself as the gateway to the Highlands.

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The new ‘Head of Inverness Castle Experience’ role will collaborate closely with the project team to steer the project from pre-opening preparations through to full operation. Key responsibilities include building a dynamic team, readying the site to welcome visitors, and fostering engagement within the local community.

Fergus Ewing, MSP and co-chair of the Inverness Castle delivery group, stated: "We are not only seeking a visionary leader to manage the operations of a word-class visitor attraction here in the Highlands, but also someone whose experience can ensure that every visitor's journey is exceptional and unforgettable."

Cllr Ian Brown, leader of Inverness city and area and co-chair of the Inverness Castle delivery group, added: "We are thrilled to reach this pivotal point in our project where the search begins to find an outstanding leader with a proven track record in delivering exceptional visitor experiences.

"We are seeking someone with a deep passion for the Highlands, combined with an innovative vision and strong leadership skills. Their expertise and dedication will be essential in enabling the team to provide an unparalleled experience."

Budding applicants can find out more at www.highlifehighland.com/ice-recruitment.

The Inverness Castle project is part of the Inverness and Highland City-Region Deal, which is a joint initiative supported by up to £315m investment from the UK and Scottish governments, The Highland Council, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and University of the Highlands and Islands, aimed at stimulating sustainable regional economic growth.

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