The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)
Community plans facelift for village square
Strathpeffer residents are planning a facelift for their village’s historic square.
The local community council has been awarded money from the Scottish Government’s town centre fund to make a start on their vision to restore the square to something approaching its Victorian heyday, when the village heaved with visitors taking the famous spa waters.
A new gazebo over the outdoor dance floor will provide a focal point, with a pitched, slated roof, decorative finials and features and steel columns designed to look like wooden posts.
The run of shops will have their windows, top and bottom, replaced in a style sympathetic to the original mid-19th Century look. Shop signage will also be replaced to reflect Victorian times.
Fresh roughcast on the buildings is also part of the plans, currently under consideration by Highland Council.