31 August 2019 (10am to 4pm)
Built as a Highland Games venue for the Northern Meeting Society in 1864, the Northern Meeting Park is a green oasis of tranquillity close to the centre of Inverness, which serves as a sports facility and occasional concert venue. It is believed that this may be the earliest and best surviving purpose built Highland Games venue in Scotland.
The Northern Meeting Park was sold to Inverness Town Council in 1946 and it is now owned by The Highland Council but managed by Highlife Highland. It is opening for Highland Doors Open Days thanks to the Northern Meeting Park Group, a locally based community group established with the aim of taking the park into community ownership. There are also plans to conserve and upgrade the pavilion building to allow it to accommodate a range of new facilities and services.
During the Doors Open days opening, visitors will be able to enjoy the grounds of the park between 10-4 so why not bring along some games or a picnic? There will also be a small exhibition about the Park’s history and information about the Northern Meeting Park Group’s plans.
Building Date: 1864