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Inverness Creative Academy

4 September 2021 (Tours at 10am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm)

5 September 2021 (Tours at 10am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm)

Highland - Inverness & surrounding area

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.



During this guided tour of Wasps Phase One we’ll share some of the historic research and hidden histories within the building along with an opportunity to meet some of the artist's tenants in their studio spaces.


Wasps’ mission is to provide space and support activities in which creative people can flourish. They 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.

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Key Information

Architect: Ross and Macbeth

Building Date: 1895 & 1913

Places are limited to 8 per tour (not including those under 12) and last about 1 hour.  

Phase 2 of the building is still undergoing renovation and will not be part of this tour.


  • Midmills Building
  • Inverness
  • IV2 3JP