Makeover for Inverness's Artysans social cafe project
- 9 August 2011
- From the section Highlands & Islands
A cafe being run as a precursor to what has been described as the UK's first social enterprise hotel has been given a makeover by 40 young artists.
Artysans in Inverness offers opportunities to disadvantaged young people to train alongside professionals from the hospitality business.
It is an early model for a planned £16m, 120-room, four-star hotel which could be opened in the city in 2014.
Highlands-based charities Albyn Housing and the Calman Trust are involved.
Elgin-based visual artist Lynne Strachan led the new cafe arts project called Urban v Nature.
Young people aged between 15 and 25, from places including Nairn and Tain, contributed.
Their artwork has been turned into a large scale vinyl graphic for the cafe's walls.