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It was a landmark moment at The Cairn Distillery at Grantown-on-Spey with the final handover by Morrison Construction to the owners Gordon & MacPhail. The building itself is now complete with the equipment fully operational. All that remains are some final finishing touches inside the visit

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Proposals for a new distillery on the shores of the Dornoch Firth in Sutherland have been given the green light. Midfearn Distillery Company Limited will erect and operate a whisky distillery with associated warehousing, a bottling facility, tank farm, energy centre, landscaping and associated

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Five Highland schools are to be nominated for consideration by the Scottish Government for improvement funding. At a meeting of the Highland Council on Thursday 22 September, councillors agreed that applications will be taken forward in three separate submissions to the Learning Estate Improvem

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A new Climate Change Committee that will also provide scrutiny on social housing, built estate and planning is to be created in the Highlands. The terms of reference and the formal creation of the new committee was agreed at a meeting of the Highland Council yesterday.

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Two areas of land at Ardochy have been purchased by Glengarry Community Woodlands and the Communities Housing Trust for six new woodland crofts, and four to six new affordable homes, to help repopulate the glen. Both land purchases totalling 66 hectares (163 acres) of Ardochy Forest were funded in p

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A music venue in Inverness looks set to be demolished to make way for a £30 million hotel. Ironworks in Inverness opened 14 years ago with Biffy Clyro, Babyshambles and The Charlatans among the bands to play there.

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Back Row (from left): Mari-Louise MacAulay (acting depute head); Jennifer Mateer (principal teacher); Malcolm Nicol (parent council); Donald McLachlan (managing director, Morrison Construction); Kellie Calder (parent council); Robert Gill (head teacher); Laura Burns (project manager, the Highland Co

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The Highland Council's Economy and Infrastructure Committee has approved the Strategic Tourism Infrastructure Development Plan (STIDP) and its purpose to direct future national and local area-based Rural Tourism Infrastructure Fund (RTIF) spend. The purpose of the STIDP is to identify key prior

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Members at The Highland Council's Economy and Infrastructure Committee noted the significant progress which has been made on the Inverness and Highland City-Region Deal despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and Brexit. The annual report for 2020/21, published on Highland Council&rsqu

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Initial plans for the renovation of the disused Borrodale School in Glendale on the Isle of Skye will be on show for community feedback on Thursday 25 August. The drop-in event at the former school from 3pm-7pm invites local residents to give input on early plans and designs for the building’s

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Hydro Ness, an award winning hydroelectric scheme with an interpretive visitor experience, has now opened to the public bringing energy and excitement to the River Ness. The site was officially opened yesterday by the cabinet secretary for net zero, economy and transport, Michael Matheson.

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A new early learning and childcare building at Hilton Primary School in Inverness has been completed and handed over to the school by Morgan Sindall. With a capacity for 129 children, the purpose-built facility provides four new ELC classrooms with free flow access to outdoor space, inclusive of a n

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Energy regulator Ofgem has received a Final Needs Case (FNC) for SSEN Transmission's proposed replacement of the existing Fort Augustus to Skye electricity transmission line, moving towards the final stages of the regulatory funding approvals process for the project. At an estimated cost of around &

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Eight new business units are set to be developed at Broadford Industrial Estate on the Isle of Skye. Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has initiated a competitive tendering process to secure contractors for the development works.

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Morgan Sindall Construction has successfully completed and handed over 13 early years centres worth a combined £13 million for Highland Council.  The new early years centres - which were all built using sustainable building materials and methods – include Ardersier, Bridgend, Obsdal

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