Merkinch Welfare Hall, Inverness

Documenting the restoration and transformation of Merkinch Welfare Hall in the heart of Inverness.

About the project

Following a seven-year community-led campaign, the derelict Merkinch Welfare Hall in Inverness is being restored to its former glory.

With support from Scotland's Urban Past, the local community are documenting the transformation as it happens.

The group have received training in the photography of buildings and urban spaces from specialists in Historic Environment Scotland.

Over the coming months, the community also hopes to produce an illustrated guide book about the building and its past and present role within the community.

Follow the progress of the Merkinch Welfare Hall restoration on their Facebook page.

A map of Scotland showing Inverness
A photograph of a woman in a coat and jeanslooking through a camera lens. The camera is standing on a tripod.