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Councillors have given planning permission in principle (PPP) for the new HMP Highland, a state of the art facility that will be the first new prison in the north of Scotland for more than a century. Following positive and significant pre-application discussions with Highland Council, and a pre-appl

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Developers are being invited to register their interest in developing a hotel at Inverness Campus. Campus owner, Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), is promoting a site of around three acres for the development of a business-class hotel with around 120 bedrooms, meeting rooms, bistro, bar and lo

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Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell MP, and SNP leader in the House of Commons, Ian Blackford MP, dropped in on the GFG Alliance aluminium smelter and hydro power facilities at Fort William on Tuesday Industrial group GFG Alliance has unveiled plans to build a new car wheel factory in For

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Work to build Scotland’s first purpose-built justice centre in Inverness is set to start after Highland Council gave the updated design the green light. The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) submitted plans for an improved design for Inverness Justice Centre in May, with the final d

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Five ambitious active travel proposals from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and Inverness have been successful in the final judging of the Sustrans Scotland’s Community Links PLUS (CLPLUS) competition. Run by Sustrans and funded by the Scottish Government, the competition delivers pioneering and game

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The Highland Council is planning to install a Hydro Electric Archimedes Screw at Whin Park Lade in Inverness. The 100KW turbine will control the water flow from the River Ness through to Whin Park and will be able to generate 672,529 KWh, which is equivalent to the power for 150 homes.

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Lee Quinn An Inverness-based business which specialises in environmental consultancy has been taken over by a new owner in a five figure deal.

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Construction of a replacement for Belford Hospital in Lochaber is due to get underway in 2020/21, NHS Highland has confirmed. Indicative funding for the new hospital was included within NHS Highland’s five year capital plan published in March 2017 and will be part of a wider redesign of health and

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hub North Scotland has appointed Balfour Beatty as the main ‘tier 1’ contractor for NHS Highland’s proposed new hospitals in Aviemore and Broadford. The announcements follow other recent key milestones for the new hospitals with the appointment of the design team and the submission of the pre-

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Countryside campaigners who sought judicial review of a decision to approve plans for a new wind farm in a designated “wild land” area have had their legal challenge dismissed. Danish billionaire and landowner Anders Povlsen, director of Wildland Limited, which owns the Ben Loyal, Kinloch and Ho

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Plans have been submitted for 67 new homes to help address a “particular need” for affordable housing in Inverness. Joint applicants Redco Slackbuie Ltd, Robertson Partnership Homes and Caledonia Housing Association, want to build the properties and five business or retail units in a field by Sl

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An aerial view of the Longman roundabout Work to improve the well-known Inverness traffic bottleneck took another step forward today after Transport Scotland announced the intention to award a contract to carry out option assessment and design work on the A9/A82 Longman roundabout improvement scheme

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