Highlands & Islands

Work to start on phase two of Inverness flood defences

Work will start in April on a 12-month-long project to build the second phase of the River Ness Alleviation Scheme.

Highland Council has awarded the £9.3m contract for the flood work in Inverness to McLaughlin and Harvey Ltd.

The company completed an extension to the ferry terminal at Sconser on Skye for the local authority last year.

Phase two of the flood scheme will raise the height of existing defences between Friars Bridge and the mouth of the River Ness.

The overall project aims to protect 800 homes and 200 business premises from flooding.

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