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Mosaics returned to former Inverness foundry building

Rose Street Foundry mosaic Image copyright Alison White
Image caption The Rose Street Foundry mosaics have been put back on the facade of a former foundry company's head office

A set of mosaics that recall Inverness' industrial past have been reinstalled following restoration work.

The artwork has been put back in place on the facade of the former Rose Street Foundry building, also known as AI Welders, in Academy Street.

The property is also being refurbished and all of its floors are to be returned to use.

Last year was 125 years since it first opened as the Rose Street Foundry and Engineering Company's head office.

The set of the mosaics were added to the building in 1896.

Inverness Townscape Heritage Project has been leading the efforts to revamp the vacant site. Highland Council is partly funding the work.

Those involved in the restoration project said they were in awe of the "enduring" and "bright artistic effect" of the mosaics.

Image copyright Alison White
Image copyright Google
Image caption The vacant building in Academy Street is to be put back into use
Image caption All floors of the property are to be returned use following restoration
Image copyright Alison White
Image caption The building's mosaics have been reinstalled after being fully restored
Image copyright Alison White
Image caption The mosaics recall Inverness' industrial past
Image copyright Alison White
Image caption They were first installed on the building in 1898

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