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Highland Council ends some street lamp turn off trials

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Image caption Street lights in a number of communities have been dimmed, or turned off

A local authority has ended trials of turning off every second street light in communities selected for the money saving project.

In a report to councillors, Highland Council officers said the scheme had raised concerns about road safety.

For a number of years the council has been experimenting with ways of reducing its £2m annual electricity bill for its 50,000 street lights.

Trials involving LED lights and dimming other lamps will continue.

Highland Council's transport, environmental and community services committee discussed the trials on Thursday.

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