Council and NHS welcome opening of Medical Centre

Joint news release The Highland Council - NHS Highland

The Leader of The Highland Council and NHS Highland’s chief executive welcome the official opening of a new medical centre in Fort Augustus on Wednesday 10 April 2019.

In September 2016, Members of The Highland Council agreed to award £50,000 from the Council’s Capital Discretionary Fund towards the cost of rebuilding the former Cill Chuimein Medical Centre.

The funding award was made to Fort Augustus and Glenmoriston Community Company towards the cost of purchasing land and building a new replacement centre following a major fire in the former property.

Councillor Davidson said: “It is an absolute pleasure to join the Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment and members of the Fort Augustus and Glenmoriston Community Company to celebrate in this local tremendous success. This is a major achievement for localism – and local people making a difference in their own communities for themselves.

“The project is also an excellent example of successful partnership working, driven by the Community Company which secured the £1m funding for the rebuild from The Highland Council, SSE Renewables, Falck Renewables, the Scottish Land Fund, NHS Highland and the Glengarry Trust.”

NHS Highland also contributed £10,000 towards the project.

NHS Highland chief executive Iain Stewart said: “I am delighted to join the Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment to celebrate the opening of the new medical centre in Fort Augustus.  

“This is fantastic achievement by the Fort Augustus and Glenmoriston Community Centre and a great example of partnership working here in Highland.”

10 Apr 2019
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