Home   News   Article

Artwork in Highland capital park set to become wildlife selfie spot after plans for original location changed


By Val Sweeney

Get the Ross-shire Journal sent to your inbox every week and swipe through an exact replica of the day's newspaper



The art piece in the new park on the former Torvean Golf Course.
The art piece in the new park on the former Torvean Golf Course.

A new art piece in a Highland capital park is set to become a wildlife selfie spot after plans for its original city centre location were changed due to health and safety reasons.

The viewing platform, which includes a staircase, was originally planned for Bank Street, overlooking the River Ness.

Instead, it has been put in place in a new park set back from Loch Na Sanais on the former Torvean Golf Course.

Although landscaping works are still ongoing, it is anticipated the park will be open to public access later this week.

It is part of the city’s West Link project which includes new homes.

An impression of the viewing platform under the original plan to locate it in Bank Street.
An impression of the viewing platform under the original plan to locate it in Bank Street.

A Highland Council spokesman said: "Its new position will provide families and visitors with some excellent wildlife photography opportunities by having a raised view of the pond.

"It might even turn into a popular wildlife selfie spot and somewhere to stop, take in the sights and sounds of around the water and provide an excellent place to breathe in nature, relax and take time out.

"Countless studies have shown that spending time outside and in a natural environment can also have a positive impact on people’s mental health, something which is more important than ever given the negative effects the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns have had on people’s mental wellbeing."

Related story: WATCH: officials offer assurance over controversial artwork


Do you want to respond to this article? If so, click here to submit your thoughts and they may be published in print.


Get a digital copy of the Ross-shire Journal delivered straight to your inbox every week allowing you to swipe through an exact replica of the day's newspaper - it looks just like it does in print!

SUBSCRIBE NOW


This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More