On your daily walk take a look at the old buildings in your area. Try to spot any interesting or unusual architectural details, for example the size and shape of the windows, ornate railings or stone carvings. We’d love to see what you discover! You could sketch or take a photo of the building features you find.
Aimed at children between 7 – 12 years of age, it contains information and ideas for exploring the architectural heritage of Inverness. Try to spot any interesting or unusual architectural details, for example the size and shape of the windows, ornate railings or stone carvings. You could sketch or take a photo of the building features you find.
Use some of these websites to find out more information, there are interesting online maps & archive photographs.
Explore Academy Street – has a great interactive map that shows you some of the history behind the buildings on Academy Street in Inverness, including the Rose Street Foundry/AI Welders Building by Ross & Macbeth.
Inverness Creative Academy – this page on our website has more history about our building and Inverness Royal Academy including old school photographs.
National Library of Scotland – maps are great to see how an area has changed this website has old maps that you can explore and compare to present day maps.
Am Baile – has old photographs and sound recordings from right across the Highlands & Islands.
Our heritage programme is supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund