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Inverness Castle may open this spring

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Inverness Castle.
Inverness Castle.

THE leader of Highland Council has suggested Inverness Castle could be open to the public sooner than expected, after the court service leaves in March.

The castle is due to become a major visitor attraction for the city when it is relaunched by the local authority in partnership with High Life Highland using money from the Inverness City Region Deal, though full details of the plans are yet to be revealed.

In April 2017, the north tower of the castle was opened to the public as a viewpoint and moves to create a new link between both castle towers were also previously unveiled.

The Scottish Court Service is due to move to a brand new Justice Centre in the city’s Longman Road in March, paving the way for the castle’s redevelopment.

Council leader Margaret Davidson has suggested that could be the time to give the public a peek inside, before refurbishment work begins.

“Myself and the provost are really keen that we almost open the door to the castle and let people come in and see what is in there, because most of Inverness don’t know what is in there,” she said.

She said the whole concept for the redevelopment of the castle was “really exciting.”

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