Inverness Castle – Spirit of the Highlands is a Highland Council project, managed by High Life Highland on behalf of The Highland Council. The project is supported by a £15 million Scottish Government and £3 million UK Government investment through the Inverness and Highland City Region Deal. It will create a gateway for Highland tourism, contributing to reinvigoration of tourism across the area and providing much needed investment for the industry to aid the recovery from the effects of the Covid -19 pandemic. The project will support economic growth throughout the Highland area, creating a sustainable, viable and “must-see” attraction that will celebrate the spirit of the Highlands.
The Inverness and Highland City Region deal is a joint initiative supported by up to £315m investment from the UK and Scottish governments, The Highland Council, HIE and University of the Highlands and Islands, aimed at stimulating sustainable regional economic growth.
Project partners include Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Federation of Small Businesses, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, High Life Highland, Historic Environment Scotland, Inverness BID, Nature Scot, Scottish Development International, Scottish Government, UK Government, University of the Highlands and Islands and VisitScotland.