Highlands



BAM Nuttall fined after Highlands dumper truck death

BAM Nuttall Limited has been fined following the death of an employee who was run over by a dumper vehicle.

Published 11 June 2021

Highland Council launches dedicated online resource to track construction projects

A new page has been created on the Highland Council's website to keep the public updated on the progress of works for the re-profiled capital programme’s education, housing, and property projects across the region.

Published 10 June 2021

£550m Loch Ness pumped storage scheme approved by government

ILI Group has received the green light to proceed with a £550 million pumped storage project on the shores of Loch Ness.

Published 8 June 2021

Cryogenic battery plant planned for Caithness quarry

A disused quarry in Caithness has been earmarked as the site of a proposed new battery energy plant.

Published 4 June 2021

Kier begins construction work on new Inverness primary school

Work has started on the new primary school to serve the housing developments at Ness Castle and Ness-Side in Inverness.

Published 4 June 2021

Inverness Castle transformation main construction contract out to tender

The Highland Council has published the main construction contract for the Inverness Castle transformation on the procurement website Public Contracts Scotland (PCS).

Published 1 June 2021

Inverness Airport train station given green light

The Highland Council's planning committee has unanimously approved proposals which will see a new railway station built at Inverness Airport.

Published 26 May 2021

BAM Nuttall and Arup begin ground investigations for Space Hub Sutherland

A specialist survey to inform the final design and construction of the proposed satellite launch site in Sutherland is expected to get under way today on the A’ Mhoine peninsula.

Published 26 May 2021

Video marks end of Inverness Townscape Heritage Project

Inverness Townscape Heritage Project (ITHP) has released a video to mark the end of the project, which included a grant-giving scheme focussing on Academy Street, and saw £1.75 million in grant funding awarded since it began in September 2015.

Published 18 May 2021

Highland property owner fails to appeal refusal of judicial review petition against ratings authority

An owner of a property on the west coast of Scotland who claimed he was wrongly charged for ratings payments on the property has been unsuccessful in an appeal against the dismissal of a judicial review petition raised challenging the decision of the local authority’s ratings board.

Published 14 May 2021

Nairn set for new homes and Citizens Advice Bureau office

The Highland Council is working with the Nairn Citizens Advice Bureau to provide a new office and IT suite along with twelve 1 and 2-bed flats for council rent on the site for the former community centre in Nairn.

Published 13 May 2021

Highland Council to deliver new council homes in Dingwall

The Highland Council is progressing plans to provide new modern and efficient houses in the Meiklefield area of Dingwall.

Published 13 May 2021

£7.4m allocated for strategic road schemes throughout the Highlands

Councillors have agreed the distribution of £7.4 million allocation of the Highland Council's capital budget for strategic road schemes during years 2021/22 and 2022/23.

Published 10 May 2021

Plans submitted for 16 new homes on Skye

A developer has unveiled plans to deliver 16 family-sized homes in Portree on the Isle of Skye.

Published 5 May 2021

Restoration works approved as part of Inverness Castle transformation

The Highland Council has today granted approval for a planning application that will see the transformation of Inverness Castle to become a tourism gateway for the region.

Published 27 April 2021