Inverness Centre retail park reopened to shoppers yesterday, five days after a man was badly injured there by falling glass.
Gary Mitchell from Ardersier was left with facial injuries and required medical attention when the pane shattered onto him outside the New Look clothes store.
A spokesman for the shopping amenity confirmed all high-level glazing had been removed from the canopies on Saturday afternoon, and added the council’s building control survey deemed it safe for opening to the public from 10am yesterday.
He said: “As a precaution, we are also removing all low-level glazing which will be completed over the coming days.
“We would like to apologise to our customers and look forward to welcoming them back.”
The retail centre was closed after the incident last Tuesday, and Highland Council issued a “dangerous building notice” on Friday which kept it shut until public safety was satisfied.
It also emerged on Friday that police had informed the management of the retail park of an issue with the glass canopy two days before the incident.
A member of staff in one of the park’s businesses alerted officers after she saw broken glass in the early hours of Sunday morning.
And, although police decided Bethany Urquhart’s call was not a matter for them, they later informed bosses at the retail park.
Officers responding to the call cordoned off the area as a precaution and subsequently informed the management.
It is understood the latter responded that contractors would be brought in to check the safety of the canopy, given what had been reported.
Following Tuesday’s incident, other public areas with similar glass installations moved to make sure they posed no threat to shoppers.
An Aberdeen Standard Investments spokesman said a building surveyor had been arranged to further inspect and fully test the fixing mechanism holding the glass to the steel frame at Inshes Retail Park.