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Allanfearn Waste Water Treatment Works

Date 1: 01/09/2018
Date 2: 02/09/2018
Tags: Weekend 1 (1-2 September)

1-2 September 2018

Interested to see how we treat Inverness and the surrounding areas waste water at the same time as generating green electricity in the process? Allanfearn is the Highland’s and islands largest waste water treatment works and is open for tours on Doors Open Day! As Allanfearn WWTW is an operational site, guided tours will be offered to interested members of the public as part of Doors Open Days. For Health & Safety Reasons unguided tours are not possible. We have space for 12 visitors per tour and aim to run 3 per day. No under 16’s are allowed, again for Health & Safety reasons.

Highland - Inverness & surrounding area

Dalarossie Church

Date 1: 01/09/2018
Date 2: 01/01/0001
Tags: Weekend 1 (1-2 September)

1 September 2018

Dalarossie Church, which was built in 1790, is situated on the site of an 8th century church, with the River Findhorn skirting its southern wall. It is surrounded by an old kirkyard with many headstones showing trade and origin as well as names. The church was repaired and altered in 1856 by the architect George Rhind and again considerably altered by W. L. Carruthers in 1904. Inside the church there is the baptismal font, formed in the shape of a rough-hewn stone, an old upright stone slab known as the Priest's Stone or bargaining stone, and an old offering ladle. The church is located 3 miles upstream from Bridgend, Tomatin. Take the the old A9, then look out for a junction where you drive across field to the church (OS NW 767 242) Tel 01808 511448 www.strathsnairnanddearn.co.uk

Highland - Inverness & surrounding area

Dunlichty Church

Date 1: 01/09/2018
Date 2: 01/01/0001
Tags: Weekend 1 (1-2 September)

1 September 2018

Dunlichty Church was built in 1759 and is believed to be the third stone church on this site - all previous churches having been wooden constructions. According to tradition, the building before this one had a porch where the men of the parish left their bows and arrows during Sunday services. Marks made by sharpening arrows and swords could be seen on the sandstone cheeks of the porch. Such marks can still be seen on the corner stone of the Shaw burial enclosure. In the corner of the graveyard surrounding the church is a watch house, built around 1882 to protect the graves from grave robbers of the time. There has been worship here since the time of the first church dedicated to St Finan in the year 575 AD. Dunlichty Church was united with the Parish of Daviot in 1618 - one of the first such unions in Scotland and believed to be the oldest such union still where both churches are still in use. It is a place of wonderful stillness and has a special atmosphere of its own.

Highland - Inverness & surrounding area

Free North Church

Date 1: 01/09/2018
Date 2: 01/01/0001
Tags: Weekend 1 (1-2 September)

1 September 2018

The Free North Church, which was designed by Alexander Ross, and opened on 7th June 1893, is Gothic style with the tallest spire in Inverness at 170 feet.Whilst it is typical of the Presbyterian plain style, it surpasses most others in size and in the boldness and elegance of its detail. North Church congregation split from East Church (Church of Scotland) and joined the Free Church of Scotland at the 1843 Disruption.The interior, which can seat 1300, has been restored with stencil work on the barrel ceiling. The box below the pulpit was for the Precentor who led the singing. Now a precentor or a keyboard player lead the praise.

Highland - Inverness & surrounding area

Highland Archive and Registration Centre

Date 1: 01/09/2018
Date 2: 01/01/0001
Tags: Weekend 1 (1-2 September) Great for families and children

1 September 2018

Uncover stories from the past at the Highland Archive and Registration Centre. The building situated along the river from Bught Park is the state of the art home for the historic records of Inverness-shire, Ross & Cromarty, Sutherland and Nairnshire; and houses documents dating from the 13th century to the present day, including maps, records of schools, poor relief, churches and businesses, alongside family and estate papers. The building is also home to the Family History Centre, the Inverness Registration Service (with two wedding ceremony rooms and access to the ScotlandsPeople network) and Highland History and Culture website, Am Baile. Pop in any time between 11am and 4pm, or why not book a place on one of the three behind-the-scenes guided tours? This year to mark the 200th anniversary of the Institute of Civil Engineering, our display will focus on the archives of the Caledonian Canal and other Highland Engineering Projects. Children are welcome so the whole family can come along. Please note: tours must be booked in advance, and will take place at 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm.Please book early as numbers are limited. www.highlifehighland.com/archives-service 01463 256444 archives@highlifehighland.com

Highland - Inverness & surrounding area

Highland Hospice

Date 1: 01/09/2018
Date 2: 01/01/0001
Tags: Weekend 1 (1-2 September)

1 September 2018

When faced with life shortening illness, death and bereavement, the people of the Highlands deserve the best possible care and support. At Highland Hospice our ambition is to ensure they receive this. During the design phase for our new Inpatient Unit, an art plan for the Hospice was developed by local arts consultants and artists. The theme of the plan was to "make space for the natural environment". The plan led to the Hospice adopting art objectives including: - Enhance patient care and facilities by placing a premium on the visual aesthetic of all aspects of the Hospice building. - Offer patients a range of opportunities for consolation, comfort and stimulation through participation in or experiencing the arts. Please note - some areas of the building may be out of bounds in order to respect the privacy of our patients. However we will endeavour to show visitors as much as possible on the day. www.highlandhospice.org 01463 243132 generalenquiries@highlandhospice.org.uk

Highland - Inverness & surrounding area

Inverness Cathedral

Date 1: 01/09/2018
Date 2: 02/09/2018
Tags: Weekend 1 (1-2 September)

1-2 September 2018

The Cathedral which is dedicated to St Andrew was designed by architect Alexander Ross and built between 1866-9. It was consecrated in 1874 and is the mother church of the Episcopal diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness. The Cathedral contains a picture celebrating the consecration of the first American Bishop, Samuel Seabury in 1784 and Russian icons presented to Bishop Eden by Tsar Alexander. There are a number of interesting features including the architecture and windows including the great west window representing Our Lord in Glory at the Last Judgement and the diocese's memorial to Bishop Eden. Access to the bell tower will also be available.

Highland - Inverness & surrounding area

Inverness Creative Academy

Date 1: 29/09/2018
Date 2: 01/01/0001
Tags: Weekend 5 (29-30 September)

29 September 2018

The Inverness Creative Academy project will see Wasps transform two beautiful B listed former Inverness Royal Academy school buildings in the Crown area of the city into a creative hub. This will be the largest creative hub in the Highlands, providing space for artists, designers, makers, creative industries, arts organisations and cultural social enterprises. Wasp's mission has been to provide space and support activities in which creative people can flourish. They now have a 40 year track record of supporting Scotland's creative community and have grown to become one of the UK's largest studio providers. Wasps currently house 800 visual artists, 25 arts charities and 33 creative businesses at 18 sites across Scotland. During this guided tour we'll share some of the historic research and hidden histories within the building along with an opportunity to see the new studio spaces before the tenants move in. The buildings are an active construction site and you will be provided with a hard hat and high-visability vest. We also request that you wear sensible footwear. More information and bookings at: www.invernesscreativeacademy.org.uk

Highland - Inverness & surrounding area

Inverness Masjid

Date 1: 01/09/2018
Date 2: 01/01/0001
Tags: Weekend 1 (1-2 September)

1 September 2018

Inverness Masjid Association purchased the building in Portland Place in 2014 and have turned it into a Mosque, community gathering place and an Islamic education centre for the Highland wide community. Inverness has a small Muslim community - approximately only 1% of the total Inverness populations and the Inverness Masjid in Portland Place is the most northerly Mosque in the United Kingdom. Islam is the universal religion of more than one billion people from every race and nationality, and it is the fastest growing religion in the world today. Islam is a religion which guides its followers in every aspect of their lives, spiritually and practically; it is a way of life. At the open day, visitors will be able to look around the centre and talk to those who use it and follow Islam - not the Islam portrayed in the media but the one lived by the vast majority of Muslims.

Highland - Inverness & surrounding area

Jim Savage-Lowden Observatory

Date 1: 01/09/2018
Date 2: 01/01/0001
Tags: Weekend 1 (1-2 September)

1 September 2018

Highlands Astronomical Society is the proud owner of a fully equipped astronomical observatory opened in 2008, the first observatory in the Highlands. The observatory houses a 14" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and there are a number of other telescopes which the public and members can view the night sky from autumn until spring and also safely observe the sun through telescopes with special filters in the summer. Tours of the observatory accompanied by experienced members of the Highlands Astronomical Society. Parking is available at the National Trust for Scotland Culloden Visitors Centre car park (charges may apply). www.spacegazer.com

Highland - Inverness & surrounding area

Old High Church

Date 1: 01/09/2018
Date 2: 01/01/0001
Tags: Weekend 1 (1-2 September)

1 September 2018

It is believed that there has been a church on this site since the 12th century. The present building dates from the late 18th century though it is thought that the building contains remnants of earlier structures.In Celtic times, St Columba of Iona is said to have preached here at 'St Michael's Mount'. The current building is mostly 18th century with 19th century additions, with part of the tower 14th century. Curfew is still rung from the clock tower at 8pm every night. It was used as a prison after The Battle of Culloden (1746) with prisoners said to have been executed in the graveyard. Inside you can see the King James' 1st Edition Bible of 1611, a field communion set used by the legendary "Tartan Pimpernel" during the Second World War, a Willis organ, a chancel of Iona marble, and monuments to Inverness worthies. It is still the venue of the annual 'Kirking of the Council' when the Provost and councillors process from the Town House for worship. Guided tours and organ music at 1pm www.oldhighststephens.com

Highland - Inverness & surrounding area

Pepperpot Lighthouse - Fort Augustus

Date 1: 29/09/2018
Date 2: 01/01/0001
Tags: Weekend 5 (29-30 September)

29 September 2018

The popular term ‘Pepperpot’ lighthouse is used to describe a particular type of small lighthouse that has an architectural style similar to a scaled-up salt or pepper shaker. The Caledonian Canal has three of this type of lighthouse, each comprising a short round tower with a conical roof. The Caledonian Canal Pepperpot lighthouses are the smallest lighthouses in Britain. The lighthouse at Fort Augustus was built in 1840 to mark the entrance to the Caledonian Canal from South Loch Ness. The lighthouse marks the east side of the canal and leads to a flight of five large canal locks. The lighthouse is readily accessible on foot via a short path along the banks for the canal.

Highland - Inverness & surrounding area

St Stephen's Church

Date 1: 01/09/2018
Date 2: 01/01/0001
Tags: Weekend 1 (1-2 September)

1 September 2018

Carefully detailed Arts and Crafts Gothic by W.L. Carruthers, 1895-97, the church has a high open interior under a braced collar roof.The stained glass is of note. The three-light west window depicts the Martyrdom of St Stephen and is by A. Ballantine & Son, 1905; in the south wall, a Prophet also by A. Ballantine & Son, 1901; and in the north wall, a portrait of the Very Reverend Norman MacLeod, 1911 while the two-light window in the north transept is of the Marys at the tomb and is by A. Ballantine & Son, 1906. The chancel lights are of strongly coloured glass, 1895. The organ is by Wadsworth & Bros, 1902 and the pulpit is of locally grown oak. The church organ was substantially renovated in 2000 by A Edmonstone. New light fittings, in keeping with the Early Arts interior, were installed in 2012 as part of the electrical system upgrade.

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