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Dunlichty Church

Date 1: 01/09/2018
Date 2: 01/01/0001
Tags: Weekend 1 (31 August - 1 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 (31 August - 1 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 (31 August - 1 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.

Highland - Inverness & surrounding area

Highland Hospice

Date 1: 01/09/2018
Date 2: 01/01/0001
Tags: Weekend 1 (31 August - 1 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.

Highland - Inverness & surrounding area

Inverness Cathedral

Date 1: 01/09/2018
Date 2: 02/09/2018
Tags: Weekend 1 (31 August - 1 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.

Highland - Inverness & surrounding area

Inverness Creative Academy

Date 1: 29/09/2018
Date 2: 01/01/0001
Tags: Weekend 5 (28-29 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 (31 August - 1 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.

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