Inverness city vision

Pictured (P&J): MP Drew Hendry, Scottish Government minister Tom Arthur and Highland Council’s Malcolm Macleod discussed the Inverness city vision.

Excerpt from Press & Journal by John Ross.

Projects worth half a billion pounds are planned for Inverness as part of an ambitious vision for the city by 2035.


A “pivotal” meeting in the future of the building programme brought together partners to discuss the way forward with Tom Arthur, Scottish minister for public finance, planning and community wealth.

Last month Highland councillors approved an ambitious strategy for future development and investment across the city.

It merges the Inverness Futures Group’s ‘Inverness One City, One Vision’ 2035, led by MP Drew Hendry, and the council’s masterplan for Inverness.

The meeting with Mr Arthur focused on discussions about the benefits of partnership working involving the public and private sectors, businesses, residents and politicians.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise, High Life Highland, the University of the Highlands and Islands, Inverness Chamber of Commerce and Inverness Bid, along with business leaders and community groups, have signed up to the Inverness 2035 prospectus.

It aims to develop Inverness as a welcoming, successful, green, sustainable city.