This talk took place on Thursday 11th June over Zoom webinar and facebook livestream. You can watch back here on our Inverness Creative Academy facebook page. The second in our series of Heritage Talks: '125 years of Change at Midmills: An Illustrated Talk by Stuart MacKellar' takes place on Thursday 23rd July, 3-4pm, find out more here
The Academy Street Townscape Heritage project and Inverness Creative Academy are delighted to present an illustrated talk from Inverness based conservation architect Calum Maclean.
Thursday 11th June, 3-4pm
Zoom webinar (sign up below) and live stream on the Inverness Creative Academy Facebook
This talk focuses on the architectural practice of Ross & Macbeth in Inverness and coincides with the launch of Calum’s new publication ‘The Architecture of Inverness’.
Alexander Ross is one of the most celebrated architects in the Highlands. During the Victorian period Inverness expanded dramatically and Ross was responsible for designing many of the most important streets and buildings in the city centre including Inverness Cathedral. In 1887 he entered into a long-running partnership with his then assistant Robert John Macbeth.
In this talk Calum will explore two iconic Ross & Macbeth buildings; the Inverness Creative Academy at the Midmills campus (formally the home of Inverness Royal Academy) and the Rose Street Foundry/AI Welders building at 96 Academy Street.
Calum Maclean created the architectural practice MAAC Studio to encourage a wider appreciation of the beautiful historic architecture that is spread throughout the Highlands and his forthcoming book 'The Architecture of Inverness' explores the extraordinary story of Inverness told through its architecture.
If you’d like to take part and ask questions then please click here to register in advance for this webinar.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom containing information about joining the webinar.
You will also be able to watch this talk via a live stream on the Inverness Creative Academy facebook page.
Header photographs: (left) Rose Street Foundry courtesy of the Highland Photographic Archive, (right) Inverness Royal Academy 1895 courtesy of the Andrew Paterson Collection.