MSP marks Victorian Market opening in Scottish Parliament

SNP MSP Emma Roddick has marked the reopening of the Victorian Market Hall, due on the 14th of September, in the Scottish Parliament, with a motion noting the award-winning status of already-announced tenants Bad Girl Bakery and the Malt Room.

She said:

“The refurbishment has been a long time coming, and so much has happened since the City Committee agreed the final plans.  We’ve been through a pandemic, many businesses in the city are struggling, and folk are readjusting to being out and about again.

“The hall offers a renewed hope for food and drink vendors in the city centre, and it’s been great to hear that such well-thought-of businesses have already secured a spot in the new hall.  I am very much looking forward to visiting soon and trying out the Malt Room and Bad Girl Bakery’s new ventures.”


Text of Motion: That the Parliament notes the reopening of the Victorian Market Hall in Inverness on 14 September 2022, following a £1.6 million refurbishment led by the Highland Council with investment from the Inverness Common Good Fund; understands that the hall was closed for twenty months with an aim to modernise the building and increase footfall; further understands that the historic hall will now be able to facilitate food and drinks vendors in the space moving forwards and that it has already secured award-winning tenants Bad Girl Bakery and the Malt Room; congratulates all involved in the project for reaching the stage of being able to reopen, and wishes all the tenants well for the future.