Residents are being given their first glimpse of three historic mosaics restored in the heart of Inverness.
The designs, depicting the city’s history of engineering and construction, were returned to 96 Academy Street in March– formerly known as the Rose Street Foundry and the AI Welders building – following seven months of painstaking renovations.
As the buildings scaffolding begins to come down, residents are being given their first viewing of the elaborate works.
Taking to social media yesterday, Inverness BID Ltd spoke of the significant role the historic building plays in the city’s landscape.
They wrote: “With the scaffolding coming down, it’s wonderful to see the progress at the AI Welders building on Academy Street and the restoration of the mosaics that tell the story of this historic building.
“The former Rose Street Foundry played a significant role in the commercial and industrial growth of Inverness with Greig Street bridge and much of the decorative ironwork in the city there being made there.”
The mosaics were restored as part of an extensive renovation of the 18th century property, following a £960,000 funding boost from the Inverness Townscape Heritage Project.
The building is expected to reopen as a pub and restaurant around September.