Highland Historic Buildings Trust is involved in securing funding to restore Viewhill House in Inverness which has lain derelict since a fire in 2007. The house was designed by, and built for, Joseph Mitchell, a civil engineer who was heavily involved in the design and construction of railways in the north of Scotland. He worked on the design for the Oykel Viaduct, as well as Tain, Lairg and Ardgay (formerly Bonar Bridge) stations on the Far North Line.
The house is No.1, Old Edinburgh Road and was built in 1835. It is an imposing building that looks out over the city and the River Ness. HHBT is working to save the house for conversion to eight serviced apartments.
Of particular interest to FoFNL is the proposal for the provision of an organised presentation and display of the life and achievements of Mitchell, particularly in respect of the Highland Railway which ran from Perth to Inverness and then on up the east coast to Wick and Thurso.
Have a look at http://highlandhbt.org.uk/projects/viewhill-house-inverness for more details.