Inverness capital of the Highlands

Highland Region Head QuartersInverness city population was 51,832 in 2001 and is expected to double in the next 30 years. Inverness was named the fastest growing city in Western Europe, with new housing estates being built around the city. Tourism is important to the city’s economy so is administration and healthcare.Highland Council offices just outside the city centre

The city is renowned to be the “Capital of the Highlands”. Inverness is the centre for the Highland council. Between 1975 and 1996, Inverness was a town without even having the status of a local government burgh, it was the administrative centre of the Highland region and the Inverness district of the region.

The district was created under the Local Government of Scotland, by combining the royal burgh and the district of the county withInverness Cathedral the Aird district of the county. The rest of the county had been divided between other districts of the Highland region and the Western Isles iInverness cathedral close to the centre of townslands council area.

The area of the district became the Inverness area committee of the Highland Council. Highland Council was created as a unitary council when districts were abolished under the Local Government. status was conferred on Inverness in 2000, it is being chosen as one of three Millennium Cities in the United Kingdom

Below, is a Google based map of Inverness. Highlighted, are places of interest. Click the link under the map to enlarge.


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