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First Look: Window opened onto work to transform historic Highland Victorian Market

By Philip Murray

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A FIRST look glimpse has been revealed of an ongoing £1.6 million project to transform the Victorian Market in Inverness.

A full refurbishment of the market hall and former fish hall are being carried out in a bid to boost footfall in the popular Highland capital site. The work will involve an internal strip out, including all existing shop units – to be replaced by new units, a central seating area, and public toilets. Other parts of the Victorian Market building – such as the Arcade and Queensgate businesses – are not affected, and some of the businesses within them are reopening to the public this week as lockdown restrictions ease. Work on the area being revamped is expected to be complete in 2022.

Posting video of the site during the very early stages of the work, a Victorian Market spokesperson said: "We can’t wait to welcome you back next week for some of our Arcade and Queensgate businesses. Things have changed while you’ve been away. Here’s a sneak peak behind the scenes as we close off Market Hall for development. All of the important sections have been protected before the removal of the existing units."

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