Highland Council proposes Inverness control centre hub

A new control centre hub bringing together local authority, NHS Highland, Scottish Water and emergency services staff has been suggested for Inverness.

Highland Council said the agencies could share new premises in the city, with each having their own control room within the building.

The local authority said this would help to deliver services "efficiently and collaboratively".

Council leader Drew Hendry has unveiled the proposal.

Staff at the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, NHS Highland, Police Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service and Scottish Water could share the hub.

Mr Hendry said: "We believe that co-locating the control room in Inverness will enable the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to meet its strategic aims and demonstrate its commitment to communities in the north of Scotland."

Initially the proposal would involve co-locating the agencies' telephone response services and out-of-hours cover.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Highlands & Islands



18 °C 14 °C


  • Mother and childConstant fear

    Saving lives on the front line in the battle with Ebola

  • Dog's headCanine quirk

    The dogs that used to collect money on Britain's railways

  • Hazal Naz BesleyiciHa, ha, ha

    Why are women in Turkey posting laughing selfies?

  • Robert Graves' PoetryUnforgettable war Watch

    The writer who had a lump of granite stuck in his head

  • Hands of clergy in prayer'Two per cent'

    How many men are paedophiles - and is the same true of priests?

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.