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A community on the west coast of Scotland will officially launch the UK’s largest community-owned hydropower scheme today as it also prepares to open a community hub and new housing.

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A segregated 10km route for walking, cycling, wheeling and horse riding between the communities of Aviemore and Carrbridge has now been identified following further design work, assessment of the route options and public consultation.

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Inverness councillors have agreed to take forward the ambition to construct major new sports facilities on the east of the city and approved the removal of Drakies Link Road from the ongoing Inshes Junction Improvements.

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Network Rail will shortly demolish the existing bridge under the Highland Mainline railway at Lynebeg, near Inverness, and replace it with a new structure. It is part of the advance works for the A9 Dualling: Tomatin to Moy project. Continuous 24-hour working from 23.20 Friday 26 until 05.40 Tuesday

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A bold and ambitious strategy to transform Inverness into the place to live, work, enjoy and do business in Scotland will be presented to the City of Inverness Area Committee next week.

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The Highland Council has awarded the Conon Bridge Flood Defences Improvement contract to Strath Civil Engineering Ltd who will soon be on-site to start work. The project is required to upgrade the existing flood defence bund to the south of River Conon between the A862 road bridge and the Network Ra

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Outline plans for a new malt whisky distillery beside the Dornoch Firth have been lodged with Highland Council. The Midfearn Distillery Company Ltd. proposes to build its distillery on the Midfearn Estate at Easter Fearn, three miles south-east of the village of Ardgay on a site close to where whisk

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The third and final phase of the Inshes District Park main path infrastructure in Inverness has been completed and is now open to the public. The £358K contract which forms part of the third phase of development at Inshes District Park was awarded to Pat Munro Ltd of Alness and work began on s

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A new care facility for the North Coast of Scotland can be built in Tongue after a detailed appraisal of options was considered by Highland Council members this week. Having previously committed to take forward a new care facility to replace the existing Melvich and Caladh Sona care h

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Leiths (Scotland) Ltd has been fined £130,000 for health and safety failings uncovered after a worker died while working at a quarry in the Highlands in 2017. Pawel Kocik, 34, was suffered fatal injuries to the chest at the firm's Kishorn Quarry in Wester Ross.

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McGowan Environmental Engineering has been awarded contracts worth £7.2 million by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks Distribution (SSEN) to deliver 81-kilometres of 33kV cabling at Burn of Whilk (Caithness) and Moy (near Inverness). These projects will involve the insta

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Parklands Care Homes, an independent Scottish care provider operating across Highland and Moray, has worked with Triodos Bank UK to secure £20 million of sustainable finance for its nine existing homes, as well as a new multi-million-pound care project in Inverness. Construction on the new 58-

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