New £6m artists' hub opens in Inverness

Inverness Creative Academy Image source, Martin Shields

At a glance

  • The £6m Inverness Creative Academy has been opened to its first residents.

  • The former school has accommodation for artists and workspaces for businesses and charities.

  • The project was started four years ago.

  • A final phase due to be completed later this month includes a public space in the Victorian-era school's assembly hall.


A new £6m arts facility has been opened in the Highlands following a four-year building project.

The Inverness Creative Academy has been created in the Victorian Category B listed former Inverness Royal Academy buildings in Inverness.

The developers said affordable accommodation was available to up to 44 artists, and 54 workspaces for creative businesses, social enterprises and charities.

A second and final phase of the project is due to be finished later this month and includes the completion of a public space in the school's former assembly hall.

The project was managed by Wasps, a national provider of creative workspaces.

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