Stop Highland Council spending money on a tilting platform
Highland Council has given responsibility for coming up with design ideas for the city centre to Inverness City Art Works Group. This group appears to be determined to make progress with their idea of a tilting viewing platform. The wooden platform was to be sited at Friars Shott, but after a “consultation” it was clear that the public said “not this, not now, not here”. Since this was a Highland Council “consultation” this seems to have been taken as “do it, now, just not here”! The committee, jointly led by Councillor Thomas Prag and Inverness Provost Councillor Helen Carmichael, has recommended that the project go ahead, but be moved to near the Cathedral. Highland Council has a dismal record on public arts projects. Who thinks the piles of slate on Church Street are a good idea? Why are the pictures on Crown Road (including of “Forty Pockets”) already fading into obscurity? They proposed the gold cladding of the museum building, stopped by public protest. The tilting pier proposal is not a good use of public money. It will cost more than the budget and will require ongoing maintenance. We the undersigned call on Highland Council to rein in the Art Work Group and reject this proposal.
Stop Highland Council wasting cash cladding ugly museum to make it a gold-clad ugly museum
Highland Council has just agreed a proposal to spend £ 700,000 to clad the Museum building beside Inverness Castle in a gold coloured cladding. The building is ugly and would still be ugly. The building is one of three and it is only proposed to clad one. The cladding would be similar to the "Golden" bridge over the A9. After just a couple of years it looks pretty discoloured. This project is a waste of money for zero benefit.