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Shop fronts in Inverness to be replaced with older styles

Academy Street in Inverness Image copyright Stephen McKay/Geograph
Image caption Academy Street in Inverness is the focus of the shop front revamp

Modern shop fronts in a part of Inverness are to be removed and replaced with designs more commonly seen 50 years ago.

Plastic and plywood frontages are to be stripped off shops in Academy Street as part of a £3m project to regenerate the city's centre.

The Townscape Heritage Project involves a number of organisations including Highland Council.

Backers include the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic Environment Scotland.

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