Highlands & Islands

Prince Andrew in visit to Inverness

Prince Andrew in the North Tower of Inverness Castle Image copyright Ewen Weatherspoon
Image caption Prince Andrew in the North Tower of Inverness Castle

The Earl of Inverness, Prince Andrew, has been told of plans to turn the city's castle into a tourist attraction on a visit to the Highlands.

Work has started on building a viewpoint on a tower of Inverness Castle, most of which is used for holding criminal and civil court cases.

There is a long-term plan to make the rest of the building available to the wider public.

The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service plans to move to a new site.

Prince Andrew has also been given a tour of flood defences along the River Ness.

He also visited Highland Hospice's new inpatient unit.