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TITLE
Looking Over the Eastgate Area, 1970s
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_04_041_0290
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1970s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
14929
KEYWORDS
Eastgate
Eastgate Centre
shopping centres
shopping malls
malls
Looking Over the Eastgate Area, 1970s

This photograph shows the Eastgate area of Inverness prior to the building of the Eastgate Centre in 1983. Among the buildings still standing at this time includes the Albert Hotel (on the left) and The Plough Inn (towards the right).

At one time, the whole length from Stephen's Brae (in the centre of this image) to the top of Bridge Street appears to have been called Eastgate. Later, the western end became the High Street and the remainder, Petty Street, a name which lasted until the second half of the nineteenth century.

The north side of Eastgate was demolished in 1971 and a new road was laid out eight years later. The route of the old road had been the main highway into the town for around six hundred years. The new road turned sharply south to give access to Crown Road and the continuity was lost.

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Looking Over the Eastgate Area, 1970s

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1970s

Eastgate; Eastgate Centre; shopping centres; shopping malls; malls

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

This photograph shows the Eastgate area of Inverness prior to the building of the Eastgate Centre in 1983. Among the buildings still standing at this time includes the Albert Hotel (on the left) and The Plough Inn (towards the right).<br /> <br /> At one time, the whole length from Stephen's Brae (in the centre of this image) to the top of Bridge Street appears to have been called Eastgate. Later, the western end became the High Street and the remainder, Petty Street, a name which lasted until the second half of the nineteenth century.<br /> <br /> The north side of Eastgate was demolished in 1971 and a new road was laid out eight years later. The route of the old road had been the main highway into the town for around six hundred years. The new road turned sharply south to give access to Crown Road and the continuity was lost.