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News published January 2007

  • Planning Approval For Tain Foodstore

    Published 31 Jan 2007

    At today’s Planning, Development, Europe and Tourism Committee, Highland councillors agreed unanimously to give the go ahead for Lidl UK to build a foodstore on a brownfield site in Tain.

  • Go ahead for Aviemore transport interchange

    Published 31 Jan 2007

    A £1.5 million project to significantly improve traffic movement in Aviemore is now set to get underway on site on 12 March.  A six-month contract for the Aviemore Transport Interchange was awarded

  • Traffic Routeing in the Minches and West of Hebrides.

    Published 31 Jan 2007

    Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and The Highland Council have welcomed a major improvement in shipping and environmental safety for the Minches with the introduction of an Automatic Identification System (A

  • Council continues review of homelessness at Huntly House.

    Published 30 Jan 2007

    Members of the City of Inverness and Area Housing and Social Work Committee yesterday agreed to defer a decision to cease funding of the Residential Care Home Service provided by the Salvation Army at

  • Guided Walks To Look At Winter Wildlife

    Published 30 Jan 2007

    The Highland Council’s Countryside Rangers have organised two guided walks looking at the habitats and wildlife that survive through the winter. Suitable for well shod adults, the first event takes

  • Highlands set for Faroese tourism boost

    Published 30 Jan 2007

    A joint marketing campaign between The Highland Council and VisitScotland could see between 5 – 6,000 ferry passengers from Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Norway visiting the North of Scotland and

  • HMIE Report – Community Learning and Development in Lochaber

    Published 30 Jan 2007

    Community Learning and Development activity in the Lochaber Area makes a positive impact on the lives of learners and demonstrates a positive working relationship between staff and learners.

  • Record number of new homes built in 2006

    Published 29 Jan 2007

    A report published by The Highland Council shows that a record number of new homes were built in the Highlands with 1,688 new houses completed – a rise of 26% compared with the 2005 figure of 1,344.

  • Investigation of Former Aluminium Smelter Site, Foyers.

    Published 29 Jan 2007

    The Highland Council is preparing to carry out an investigation of a former aluminium works in Foyers, Inverness-shire, which is currently in use as a hydro electric power station, to establish if any

  • £517 Million Budget Recommended For 2007-2008.

    Published 26 Jan 2007

    The Highland Council will be asked on Thursday (1st February) to set a budget of £517 million for 2007-08 which will represent a 5.3% increase on the £491 million of 2006-07.