A community group striving to open a historic Inverness park all year-round is holding a public meeting in the city next week.
The Love This Park group wants to bring the Northern Meeting Park into community ownership so it can be enjoyed by the public all year round.
The park dates back to 1864 and was until the Second World War used to host the local Highland Games. It was then sold to the then Inverness Burgh Council in 1946.
Despite being a large green space in the heart of the Highland capital, a lot of people in Inverness aren’t even aware of its existence.
It is home to a local cricket club for training and games from April to September and open for special events and concerts a few times a year – such as Hogmanay’s Red Hot Highland Fling – but the rest of the time the gates are closed and no one is allowed to enter the grounds.
The group’s Jon Ford said: “It is time to explore the idea of bringing the Northern Meeting Park into community ownership so it can be enjoyed by the public all year round.”
The public meeting starts at Bishop’s Palace in Eden Court Theatre on January 30 at 6.30pm.
Anyone wishing to give their views in a less public forum can email firstname.lastname@example.org.