Highland museum site up for public debate


The best location for a £15 million museum and art gallery in the Highlands is up for debate after the shortlist was whittled down to three.

The public are being asked by Highland Council to select their preferred site for the new building, which will have three times more space than its predecessor.

After an evaluation of 14 possible locations, the remaining three are: A car park next to the Town House, part of the Inverness College complex and the Northern Meeting Park.

Professor Duncan Macmillan, chairman of the Highland Gallery and Museum Steering Group, said: ‘The Highlands deserve a modern building which, like the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, for instance, is so exciting that people want to come and see it.’

The public consultation will end on January 11.


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