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Invergordon Town Hall designs under spotlight at community drop-in; Future of Easter Ross landmark in focus; Invergordon Development Trust urges locals to have say


By Hector MacKenzie

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The long-term future of Invergordon Town Hall is in the balance.
The long-term future of Invergordon Town Hall is in the balance.

A TOWN hall at the heart of an Easter Ross community will be the focus today for a drop-in event targetting people with an interest in protecting it for the future.

Invergordon Development Trust is behind plans to revamp the historic building on the town's High Street.

A design team has been appointed to consider potential future uses of the building which has essentially been declared surplus to requirements by Highland Council.

A number of ideas have already been suggested for the venue including a cafe, cinema, arts and office space.

A community consultation is being held today (Saturday) for people to see the initial designs for the Town Hall, meet the design team and have their say on what they envision for the future of the hall.

Invergordon Town Hall on the High Street holds fond memories for many
Invergordon Town Hall on the High Street holds fond memories for many

Any redevelopment plans would hinge on streams of funding being identified. The IDT has held a number of activities in recent months and cites a rise in community spirit. Events have included a sold-out comedy night at the town hall itself and community market days.

More are planned in the coming weeks including a fundraising ladies evening at the town hall on November 23. The Fab-Yule-Us evening has been backed by a number of local businesses and includes festive fizz, entertainment and Christmas shopping opportunities. Pampering sessions by beauty specialists are also planned.

The town hall drop-in today is scheduled to run from noon until 2pm.

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