Inverness Castle Scotland

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    Formerly Inverness-shire Constabulary HQ

    Right in the centre of the City of Inverness, dominating the Rover Ness (and its main bridge) which it overlooks!

    A view from a different angle (taken from on Ness Bridge). The Castle actually comprises two separate large buildings, the North Tower (on the left) and the Main Building (Court House) on the right. The Drum Tower in the centre joins the two. The Police Headquarters was the North Tower.

    The building was completed in two parts, in the 1840's and 1850's.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inverness_Castle

    The North Tower where the Police HQ was located also housed the County Council Hall and the County Jail until a prison was built in the vicinity.

    It was the HQ of Inverness-shire Constabulary until 1968, when that force and Inverness Burgh Police merged so it became Headquarters of the joint force "Inverness Constabulary" and it was there that I joined the Police in 1973. (I am sure that the fitness test began with the walk up the brae from the City Centre!!)

    Although a new HQ was opened in 1974 (which became HQ for the Highlands and Islands in 1975 following yet another merger), The Castle building was in use as a police office up until 1999 (I worked there in 1979) when a new Operational HQ opened at Burnett Road, adjacent to Inverness City Centre.

    Weatherwise - a lovely clear day which really showed up the building and grounds

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    1. scarpace87 62 months ago | reply

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    2. RickM2007 61 months ago | reply

      what a structure, very nice!

    3. stripey.suze 60 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Scotland on the map, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    4. stereostuart 58 months ago | reply

      love this pic

    5. scotishlassie101 58 months ago | reply

      i my self live in Inverness and i pass the castle every day on my way to work but i think the way that you have captured the image and used the angles very nice picture x

      Very stunning and i love this picture x

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    7. fred the man 55 months ago | reply

      Beautiful!
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    8. blue foot 55 months ago | reply

      Great composition with the castle shape against the sky, looks really good.

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    9. martian cat 55 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called * Are these buildings? No, this is art... (Post 1 ~ Award 1), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    11. martian cat 55 months ago | reply

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    12. krbnah 54 months ago | reply

      Great shot of the castle, with lovely light. Interesting to know the history of its use too.

    13. Gloria1207 53 months ago | reply

      i love this castle great shots of them all but this is just draws me back

    14. aimeeern 51 months ago | reply

      How beautiful! Bet is was a wee bit chilly though when the weather was damp.

    15. MacRamsay 51 months ago | reply

      Bagging Scotland would love you to post this Castle photo on our Bagging Scotland flickr group

    16. sunshine forever [deleted] 51 months ago | reply

      beautiful sight of the castle, makes the idea of the stately construction

    17. davidezartz 51 months ago | reply

      Your Photo really made a Splash!!!!

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      Your Photo really made a Splash!!!!

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    19. Keen Observer9 38 months ago | reply

      Magnificent shot, very majestic with good clarity, as well!!

    20. Gook the Goblin 15 months ago | reply

      The lighting and colours are perfect on this Dave, this is probably why there have been so many views on Flickr.

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