Homes ready to welcome new Drumnadrochit residents

A row of new build houses sit at the forefront of the hills in the near distance.

A mix of properties for social rent, mid-market rent and Low-cost Initiative for First Time Buyers (LIFT) are now available in the scenic village of Drumnadrochit.

Cllr Glynis Cambell Sinclair, Provost of Inverness and Area and Housing and Property Chair, said: “Drumnadrochit is a lovely village which is nestled on the northern shore of Loch Ness. The new houses are set in front of the dramatic background of nature where people can enjoy a nice walk, all while being a short drive from the city centre. There are also excellent schools in the area who do well to reflect the kind and welcoming community spirit of the village. I wish the future tenants the very best in their new homes."

The Highland Council is delighted to take ownership of a number of high quality, energy efficient homes, built by Springfield Properties who started on site in April 2023.

Sixteen properties will accommodate families in a mixture of cottage flats, houses, and bungalows for social rent.

Springfield Managing Director for affordable housing, Tom Leggeat, said: “We are really pleased to have worked with The Highland Council to deliver high quality homes in Drumnadrochit. These homes are energy efficient, using innovative heating systems that are better for the environment and help keep running costs low for the residents.

“There is an outcry for high quality homes across Scotland and these homes will provide housing options for people in Drumnadrochit that want to stay in this vibrant community.”

Three properties are available through the (LIFT) scheme. A further four homes for mid-market rent will be managed by the Highland Housing Alliance.

This housing development was supported by £2.2m from Scottish Government funding and £24k from City Region Deal.

A Highland Council officer shakes the hand of Springfield Properties representative in front of a new build home.

29 May 2024