The historic, Market Bar in Inverness is up for sale which potentially threatens the future of this much loved bar and music venue.

The iconic bar has been put up for sale by the current owners, Ian and Pep Shepherd who have operated the venue for approximately 40 years.

A “Save The Market Bar” Facebook group has been set up who have stated: “It has been an important and irreplaceable venue for live music in Inverness for generations. If it is sold it is very unlikely to be kept in its present form. Any major change will be a great loss to Inverness. This group is a place for exchanging ideas about how we can save it, with a view to a practical and achievable and sustainable solution that allows it to continue to benefit the local community and wider music and arts scene.

We take a look back through the years of The Market Bar in Inverness.


All photos © Al Donnelly except where indicated.