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
The Highland Council has approved an innovative Community Land Use Plan designed to reverse population decline on the Isle of Rum and attract new investment to the village of Kinloch. Commissioned by The Isle of Rum Community Trust (IRCT), the plan has been produced by PAS following a significant am
A ‘masterplan’ which includes plans to create a £25 million visitor resort with a ‘world-class’ five-star hotel on the northern slopes of Ben Nevis has been approved by The Highland Council. Produced by Forest Enterprise Scotland and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), the masterplan is
Head boy Marlon Hall and head girl Samantha Fraser with (from left) Gordon Piper (dept head teacher), Robin Fyfe (acting head teacher), hub North Scotland Ltd chief exec Angus MacFarlane, Cllr Drew Millar, Donald Mclachan, Morrison Construction and Cllr Norrie Donald. A topping out ceremony has been
A contractor has been appointed to build a new £1.9 million bespoke field centre at Forsinard in Sutherland. Thurso-based contractor O’Brien Construction will build the research centre in the Flow Country, a vast area of peatland in Scotland's Far North.
Scottish Ministers have completed the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) which will enable the West Link road project to go ahead, the Highland Council has confirmed. Negotiations with the land owners concerned, which focussed on resolving land access and boundary treatment details, led to the withdraw
Fully assembled social homes are ready to leave the factory for Highland tenants after just three weeks of construction work, thanks to a pioneering new project. Believed to be the first of its kind in Scotland, the social housing project delivers fully assembled buildings which are ready for tenant
An £8 million Gaelic primary school is set to be built in Portree on Skye after councillors gave planning permission for the development. The cost includes the demolition of the Margaret Carnegie Hostel and Boys Hostel which will make way for the new building.
An energy company has won the right to pursue a £130 million claim against contractors after a tunnel collapse hit the operation of a new hydro scheme, according to the BBC. SSE Generation launched the compensation claim following problems at its Glendoe site near Fort Augustus.
Measures to reduce the levels of a potentially harmful gas in three Highland schools have been revealed by the local authority. The Highland Council began a programme of inspections for levels of naturally occurring radon gas at 34 schools throughout the region in November last year.
Construction and infrastructure company Morgan Sindall has started preparatory work to replace the Ruthven Road bridge on the outskirts of Kingussie in the Cairngorms National Park for The Highland Council. The single-track road bridge spans the River Spey linking the B970 and the communities beyond