Highlands



Compass Building wins deal to build 140 homes in Evanton

Construction work to deliver 140 new homes in the Highland village of Evanton is to begin shortly following the appointment of a building contractor.

Published 19 January 2021

Statutory applications lodged for Inverness Castle transformation project

Statutory applications for the planned transformation for Inverness Castle to become a tourism gateway for the region have now been lodged with the Highland Council.

Published 18 January 2021

Report highlights increased investment in Highlands roads infrastructure and school estate

An extra £20 million is to be invested in roads infrastructure throughout the Highlands, an updated report into the local authority’s Capital Plan 2018/19 has revealed.

Published 8 January 2021

Affordable homes set for Carrbridge as council approves hotel CPO

Highland councillors have agreed to raise a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) to acquire the Struan House Hotel in Carrbridge to develop the land into much needed affordable housing.

Published 8 January 2021

Documentary reveals new photos taken during construction of Mallaig to Fort William railway line

Newly discovered photos taken during the construction of the railway line between Fort William and Mallaig have been revealed in a new BBC ALBA documentary.

Published 6 January 2021

Dounreay waste store reaches significant milestone with concrete 'mega pour'

Work on Dounreay’s newest radioactive waste store went up a storey last month, with the completion of a ‘mega’ concrete pour.

Published 5 January 2021

Tulloch to begin work on 200 new homes for Strathspey and Badenoch

Badenoch and Strathspey is poised for a triple housing bonus in 2021 with Tulloch Homes beginning work on more than 200 new homes.

Published 18 December 2020

GL Roofing wins deal at Albyn Housing Society development

GL Roofing Architectural and Cladding Systems has been awarded the roof and wall cladding contract for Phase 5a & 5b of the affordable housing development project, delivered by Albyn Housing Society, in Alness, Ross-Shire.

Published 11 December 2020

Councillors unanimously refuse Culloden Moor holiday village plans

Revised proposals for a holiday village near Culloden Moor in Inverness have been rejected by councillors.

Published 9 December 2020

And finally... Banished

A Highland councillor has issued a plea to people obsessed with notorious occultist Aleister Crowley not to spoil the restoration of his former house after the project was given the green light.

Published 9 December 2020

Bancon Construction move into new sectors with £25m worth of contracts

Aberdeenshire-based Bancon Construction has secured a batch of new contracts valued at more than £25 million, paving the way for continued growth into 2021.

Published 8 December 2020

Inverness city centre hotel application refused

Members of the Highland Council’s south planning applications committee have unanimously refused a planning application for a six-storey, 162-bed hotel in Inverness city centre.

Published 8 December 2020

And finally... Iron Age stone tower in Caithness saved from ruin

A pioneering conservation project in Caithness has saved a prehistoric monument from ruin.

Published 8 December 2020

Work starts on new affordable homes at Milton of Leys

Caledonia Housing Association has begun construction of 21 homes for social rent in Milton of Leys, south of Inverness, with the properties due to be ready by September 2021.

Published 7 December 2020

Three key Highland infrastructure projects reach completion

Three tourism infrastructure projects in Highland which benefited from the Scottish Government’s Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund (RTIF) and LEADER funding have been completed.

Published 4 December 2020