In pictures: Revamp of Inverness Castle takes shape

BBC News

A building project to transform Inverness Castle into a tourist destination has reached the six-month mark.

The 19th Century red sandstone property was built as a court and prison.

The Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service moved out of the castle in 2020, opening the way for the Highland Council-led project to redevelop the site.

So far, some walls and ceilings have been removed and foundations laid for a new building to link up two parts of the castle.

Jason Kelman, principal project manager for Highland Council, said: “We are six months into a two-and-a-half year construction contract.”

He said the project remained on schedule and on budget, adding: “We are due for completion in November 2024 and then will be looking at a six month fit-out contract with opening scheduled for spring/summer 2025.”