Highland Council has approved an additional £24.520 million for roads, bridges and piers to be included in its Capital Plan, together with an additional provision of £1.6m for minor flood works. The 10-year plan, which will fund some £900m of projects, will now form the basis of a future rolling
The Scottish Government's decision to approve a 67-turbine wind farm near Fort Augustus has been described by a judge in the Court of Session as “defective” following a judicial review. Lord Jones said ministers made their decision on SSE's Stronelairg project "in breach of environmental obligat
Councillors have approved the introduction of a new conservation area to protect the historic site of the battle of Culloden. The new designation for Culloden Muir near Inverness now means that within the conservation area, planning permission will be required for a range of developments that would
Three contracts have been awarded for a £22 million project to build a store for radioactive liquid waste at Dounreay. Amec Foster Wheeler, J Gunn and Sons and Street Cranes Special Projects Ltd will be involved in the design and construction of the facility.
Robertson Homes has unveiled plans to complete the restoration of Gleann Mor House, the listed fire damaged building at its Westercraigs Development in Inverness, to create 26 luxury townhouses and 30 executive apartments.
Plans for a proposed multi-million pound project to enhance facilities on CairnGorm Mountain and transform it into a year-round destination will go on public display for the first time this week. Natural Retreats, which currently operates CairnGorm Mountain, is holding consultation events on Wednesd
A Highland housing association has confirmed its intention to build over 700 affordable homes over the next five years. Albyn Housing Society will build 500 social rented, 100 mid-market rent and 125 new LIFT shared equity homes by 2020, growing its social rented estate by 20 per cent. It will also
The Highland Council has moved quickly to purchase land surplus to Tesco’s requirements in Fort William for £2 million to make provision for a new hospital for NHS Highland. The council was requested in May 2015 to take the lead by its community planning partners to secure the Tesco site at Blar
Construction work on student residences in Fort William and Inverness will begin in the next week following a £44 million agreement between University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) and developer Cityheart. The deal will see the student residences specialist build and operate accommodation acro
A proposed regional sports facility in Inverness has moved a step closer after the Highland Council agreed funding of up to £150,000 to develop detailed designs and costings for the development. The project planning is to be taken forward for a facility incorporating indoor cycling, tennis and athl