Council grant for Highland Hospice projects

Highland Council is to make a £200,000 contribution to the Highland Hospice in Inverness.

The money will go towards the cost of the charity's new Netley Centre and refurbishment of its Ness House.

Councillors have also agreed other grants from its capital discretionary fund.

They include £45,000 to Kinlochshiel Shinty Club towards its development of a new playing field at Balmacara and £50,000 Poolewe swimming pool.

Ross and Cromarty Citizen's Advice Bureau has been awarded £40,000 and £150,000 towards the development of a hub for the Highland Science Skills Academy at the new Inverness Campus.

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