Highlands



Tenderer shortlists unveiled for Coire Glas pumped hydro storage scheme

The development of SSE Renewables’ proposed up to 1.5GW pumped hydro storage scheme at Coire Glas in the Great Glen has reached another landmark with the confirmation of the tenderer shortlists of contractors for the civil engineering and mechanical and electrical works.

Published 15 September 2021

Scottish Land Court rules in favour of Space Hub Sutherland

Plans for the construction of Scotland’s first spaceport have passed yet another legal hurdle after the Scottish Land Court ruled that crofters can still work on the land outside of rocket launch periods.

Published 14 September 2021

Video: Vision for Kishorn Port and Dry Dock’s future

A new computer-generated fly-through video has been released to showcase new development plans by Kishorn Port Limited (KPL).

Published 14 September 2021

Glenmorangie in high spirits as it opens new Highland distillery

Glenmorangie today opens the doors to its ground-breaking innovation distillery, positioning its delicious single malt Scotch whisky at the industry’s leading edge.

Published 10 September 2021

Highland Council to consider partnership vision of Green Energy Hub

A Green Energy Hub could be developed in the Highlands if councillors agree to work collaboratively with key partners tomorrow. 

Published 8 September 2021

HHA lodges plans for new homes in Drumnadrochit

HHA, the Inverness-based not-for-profit property development company, has submitted a planning application to Highland Council to create 15 new homes in Drumnadrochit.

Published 6 September 2021

Portree Link Road reaches planning stage

Councillors have noted the funding position and proposed delivery programme for the Portee Link Road as the project moved to the planning submission stage.

Published 1 September 2021

Key contractors appointed to deliver £50m repowering of Tummel Bridge Hydro Plant

SSE Renewables is to invest almost £50 million over the next two years to repower the existing Tummel Bridge Hydro-Electric Power Station with modern and efficient turbine technology.

Published 26 August 2021

Global Energy Group and Proman to develop renewable power to methanol plant at Nigg Oil Terminal

Swiss-based integrated energy company Proman has entered into an agreement with Global Energy Group (GEG) to develop a renewable power to methanol plant utilising local sources of captured carbon dioxide to be located at the Nigg Oil Terminal in the Highlands.

Published 24 August 2021

Outer House judge rejects conservation organisation’s challenge to planning permission for Scottish spaceport

A Scottish conservation organisation has failed in its legal challenge against a decision of The Highland Council to grant planning permission to build a spaceport and associated facilities near Tongue.

Published 23 August 2021

In Pictures: A huge day for HHA's Castle Street development in Inverness

Highland Housing Alliance (HHA) has released progress images of its project to bring one of the oldest buildings in Inverness back into use.

Published 18 August 2021

Application lodged for external lighting at Inverness Castle

The transformation of Inverness Castle into a tourism gateway for the Highlands made further progress this week with the submission for a planning application for new external lighting.

Published 18 August 2021

Work starts on world's first rewilding centre near Loch Ness

Construction work began yesterday to create the world’s first rewilding centre at the 10,000-acre Dundreggan Estate in Glenmoriston, between Loch Ness and the Isle of Skye.

Published 17 August 2021

Highland Council leads urgent appeal for continued dualling of A9 and A96

Highland Council and its multi-agency partners are highlighting the importance of progressing the plans for dualling of the A9 by 2025 and A96 by 2030.

Published 17 August 2021

RES creates local apprenticeship opportunity with Sutherland contractor

An agreement has been signed by renewable energy company RES to support a four-year engineering apprenticeship with Brora-based Edward Mackay Contractor.

Published 17 August 2021